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Our Fringe Venue is Sweet

The venue for the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of our children's show Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess is Sweet Venues (International 1), Apex International Hotel, 31 - 35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS.

Situated in the centre of Edinburgh's historic old town in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the venue is run throughout August by Sweet Venues.

With the show taking place in the 4-Star Apex International Hotel in the Grassmarket, the facilities are of an excellent standard including (and this must be rare for an Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue) air conditioning!

The dates of the 2015 Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess stage show are 6th August to 30th August at 11am daily (apart from 24th to 28th August). The space we are performing in is called International 1 (115 seats).


The Quest For the Super-Bean

On Saturday the 7th February 2015, as part of National Library Week, we had the opportunity to perform the first public reading of our new adventure - Princess Pumpalot The Farting Princess & Guffy in the Quest for the Super-Bean (by Robin Mitchell).

It was good to test out the script in front of a lively audience. We're delighted to report back that everyone laughed in the right places and many took part in the group participation. Thanks to all who attended.


University of London Screening

A Tale of Two Syrias (Director Yasmin Fedda) was screened recently at SOAS, University of London in the department of Anthropology and Sociology. Yasmin was on hand to answer questions at the end of the screening.

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

A Tale of Two Syrias offers a unique perspective on what the dream of freedom means to two very different people in the face of a brutal regime, offering a vital snapshot of life in the year before Syria’s uprising.


Here's to 2015

A Very Happy New Year from all of us at Cadies Productions. Wishing everyone a good and successful 2015.

Best Director AWARD for Yasmin Fedda

A BIG Congratulations to Yasmin Fedda (Breadmakers, A Tale of Two Syrias) on receiving the Black Pearl Award for Best Director from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (2014) for her film QUEENS Of SYRIA. Great news travels far...

Book Week Scotland

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess is to be part of Book Week Scotland 2014.

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November. This year it will take place from Monday 24th – Sunday 30th November 2014.

During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.

We will be at Mayfield Library on Thursday 27th November 2014 from 11am – 12 noon and Gorebridge Library on Saturday 29th November from 10.30am – 11.30am. More information and booking details from the Scottish Book Trust.


MORE Audience Reviews - Princess Pumpalot 2014


We saw this show with a 4 year old and 6 year old. Absolutely loved it, the children are still talking about the Princess and her farts! There are lots of opportunities for audience participation, it's a real fun show. Great cast. lovely story and fabulous acting. The Princess and Guffy were our favourites. I would thoroughly recommend this show. Caine Max


What an absolute delight! Fantastic show for all Ages extremely Entertaining and an absolute Joy to watch! Princess Pumpalot is a star! 5 stars! Lara Okan


This was a great kids show with a fairytale charm and pantomime humour which is always a hit with the children, we enjoyed the light hearted entertainment and meeting the cast made our day. Karen Cunningham


A great family show! Saw this earlier today with my two daughters who absolutely loved it! They loved the princess and were laughing throughout. The story is well put together and there are plenty of colourful characters; there's a talking giraffe, flying gnomes and much more. It's entertaining for children and adults too and I highly recommend it. The cast were very good and It was well worth our Sunday day out! Gareth Green



Primary Times - Review of Princess Pumpalot (2014)


We join Princess Pumpalot on her 16th birthday when she discovers she needs to find the magic beans so she can protect the castle from the gnomes and what better way to do this than with farts.

This show follows a pantomime like style encouraging lots of audience participation which was great for keeping young attention spans entertained. It was well and enthusiastically acted and they made a great use of the theatre entering and exiting via the side doors. From a grown-up perspective the majority of the humour revolved around one joke but as my children seem to find this subject endlessly amusing they found this hilarious. Also my son’s face when it was his turn to stand up and try to fart to defeat the gnomes more than overcame this.

My daughter loved the surprisingly realistic giraffe. There is a lovely touch at the end after the show where you can meet the princess which completed my children’s enjoyment.