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Cadies Productions Ltd

Cadies Productions was created in April 2004.

Robin Mitchell, who co-founded Edinburgh's Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984, is the Director of Cadies Productions.

We have produced the following documentary films:  And So Goodbye (2004, 24 mins), The Rest is Silence (2005, 10 mins), Finding Bob McArthur (2007, 75 mins), Breadmakers (2007, 11 mins), The Scottish Parliament: Following the Ghost Road (2007, 35 mins), William McLaren: An Artist Out of Time (2010, 51 mins), About A Band (2010, 43 mins), A Tale of Two Syrias (2012, 64 mins) and a series of short films for Relationships Scotland (2010-2017) 

We have also worked with Edinburgh Director Keith Bradley on his horror feature Sacrificed (2008, 80 mins) and Jim Hickey's The Dungeon Moor Killings (2009, 80 mins). Our horror comedy The Download Horror (2012, 70 mins) was released in November 2012.

Our play, May I Have The Bill, Please?, Directed by Liam Rudden, was performed at The Boards, Edinburgh Playhouse as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After a successful run, the play returns to the Fringe in 2018, this time at Le Monde in George Street.

Our Director Robin Mitchell has written one novel Grave Robbers (Luath Press), the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's book and stage show, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess (Director Liam Rudden) which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The most recent show, Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean, was performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will return in August 2018.

Robin Mitchell's new Princess Pumpalot book entitled Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery was published in July 2017 and he is presently writing a new play with the title, "Title Not Known Yet".

Latest News

She's Back and She's Smellier


We are DELIGHTED to announce details of our 2018 show.

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean will be performed at Le Monde (Venue 47), 16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy find the purple super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the Low-Flying Gnomes?

Aided by bizarre clues from a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure. Performed in the style of a radio play and based on characters from the top-selling book by Robin Mitchell, this fast paced, fun packed show is for all the family. Warning: This show contains ‘The Toilet of Truth’.

Long running ***** Fringe show.

Show Dates:

Friday 3rd August

Sunday 5th to Friday 10th August

Sunday 12th to Tuesday 14th August


Le Monde (Venue 47), 16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF


11am (duration 45mins)


£8 (adults)

£7 (children and concessions)

£28 Family Ticket

2for1 days on 7th & 8th August

TICKETS on sale from 19th April 2018


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Flying Books!


Our new children's book, Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery, is flying out the door. We're being asked A LOT where the book can be purchased.

Well, you can order the second Princess Pumpalot directly (or indeed the original book) HERE.

AND Bookshops and Book Festivals can contact us directly at Cadies Productions, 84 West Bow (Victoria Street) Edinburgh EH1 2HH.

Book Specifications:

Title: Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery

Author: Robin Mitchell

Illustrator: Keli Clark

Publisher: The Cadies & Witchery Tours

Paperback: 128pp / h198mm x 128mm

Illustrations: Colour cover and 21 black & white illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9522927-6-0 / Price: £6.99


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Great Review for Princess Pumpalot


Great review from the Primary Times for....

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean is a bit like Ronseal - 'it does exactly what it says on the tin'. There's no hiding the attraction in this show, and let's face it which child doesn't like talking about and hearing pumps and farts?!

The stage area is very small in the style of an old-fashioned radio set, with a few props on a table. The lighting is very subdued and the venue has a Baroque feeling with red chandeliers, gold ceiling and mirrored walls. The 'Fart, fart, fart' song introduces us to one of the three characters - 'Guffy' who is Princess Pumpalot's best friend, then 'Cookie crumble' the Chef, and finally the Princess herself. Although, Cookie Crumble dresses up in many accessories to play the other parts in the Princess's radio play - including the baddies 'Prince Nastavia' and the 'Low-flying gnome'.

The Princess shows us exactly what happens when she eats the red bean 'big noisy fart' and the green bean 'silent but violent fart'. There were screams of laughter from the kids at these great moments of physical comedy. Guffy and the Princess follow the clues to try and find the whereabouts of the purple bean within 'Whiffyville', meeting various characters along the way. The jokes come thick and fast - 'gallery of modern fart', 'farting bureau of investigation', 'strictly come farting' and ‘sweetfart’ instead of ‘sweetheart’.

There is a large part of audience participation to keep the kids happy including dancing, chanting words, booing, doing the butterfly swimming stroke and even a bit of maths! There is also some adult humour tucked away too – Wind in the Willows quotes, plus zero hours contracts and Adrian Mole jokes. The biggest cheers came when the kids were asked to help get rid of the gnome by standing up, turning round and farting at him till he blew off the stage.

Hailey (8) and Isla (7) were two very happy young customers who spent the rest of the day concentrating very hard to emulate their heroine!

Children's Quotes

Hailey aged 8 thought the show was “pumptastic” and “fartazing”, whilst Isla aged 7 said, “Guffy and Princess Pumpalot were amazing” and “I loved doing all the silly things in the show”

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We're Having A Blast!


We are having a blast at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thank you to all our audiences so far. I think you've taken 'participation' to a all new level!

The venue at Le Monde in George Street is perfect for this year's production - Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean. We are on at 11am until Friday 18th August.

Remember if you're coming to see the show you can get a photograph taken with Princess Pumpalot and Guffy at the end of the performance.

Keep up to date on our twitter

or Fartbook

Happy Farting!


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