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Cadies Productions

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, will be performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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".

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At a Crossroads

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The original Adam Lyal (deceased), Cadies Director Robin Mitchell, described his recent visit to Loretto School in Musselburgh to deliver the Loretto Lecture as 'a real joy'.

In front of an audience of 125 good souls, Robin's theme for the evening was 'crossroads' (and we're not talking about the 1970s British television soap opera based in a Midlands motel). His 'crossroads' related to people who were important and pivotal in the formation and continual development of the Cadies & Witchery Tours since its inception in 1984. Explaining that this was not an exact science, Robin selected eight key people or 'crossroads' during his lecture at the historic Painted Gallery in Pinkie House (now part of Loretto School).

Robin's eight 'crossroads' were his parents Rollo and May Mitchell (fairly important to him being here), inspiring high school history teacher Mrs Leitch, hotelier Mr Gourlay (who encouraged Robin to apply to college in Edinburgh), friend and colleague Ruari Mackenzie (whose flat served as the business's first headquarters in 1984), fellow co-founder Colin Macphail (a partner until 1992), restaurateur James Thomson (from The Witchery restaurant), filmmaker Jim Hickey (co-producer with Robin on a number of films with Cadies Productions) and theatre impresario Liam Rudden (Director of a successful series of plays based on Robin's debut children's book Princess Pumpalot).

The lecture was a finely tuned mix of business development, historical stories and tour anecdotes mixed with Robin explaining how his activities have diversified over the years from walking tours to publishing books, producing films and writing plays. During the lecture there were a few timely surprises in the form of 'jumper ooters'. It's fair to say that this is the first time the Mad Monk of the Cowgate has visited Loretto School!

Guests attending the lecture were greeted at the entrance to Pinkie House by two talented Loretto pipers (Chris and James). The event was organised by Communications Director Jonathan Hewat, and all the attendees were made warmly welcome by Jonathan and Headmaster, Dr Graham Hawley.

Previous speakers at the now well-established Lecture Series have included peace activist Colin Parry, Edinburgh artist Richard Demarco, former Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore, and broadcaster and journalist Lesley Riddoch.

And the next crossroads? We'll have to wait and see.

 

The Super-Farting Bean Mystery

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BOOK TWO in the Princess Pumpalot series - Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery is to be published in May 2017.

Can Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess and her best friend Guffy solve the mystery of the missing priceless purple super-farting bean?

Aided by a set of clues from some of Wiffyville's more unusual residents including a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner that isn't a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a quest to solve this mystery. On route, the brave duo are confronted at regular intervals by Wiffyville’s arch enemies – Prince Nastavia and the Low-Flying Gnomes. Will they succeed in their mission?

Written in the style of a screenplay (by Robin Mitchell), Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery is the second in the Princess Pumpalot series.

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Back On Set

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Great to be back on set last weekend making another film for Relationships Scotland. It's another co-production with Jim Hickey of Freedonia Films.

We were filming with a cast of seven in two houses in Edinburgh. A BIG thank you to Film Edinburgh for their advice on relevant filming locations. I'd imagine we'll see the results of our labours in 2017.

Check out our previous films for Relationships Scotland HERE.

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Having A Blast

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We've had a blast this year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe performing Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show – Live on Stage! at Sweet Venues in the Grassmarket.

A BIG thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 show. We had great audiences including a number of "regulars" or "Pumpalites" as we sometimes call them.

The cast of #Fart2016 was Julie Heatherill as Princess Pumpalot, David Mairs as Guffy, Robin Mitchell as Cookie Crumble and The Toilet of Truth as himself.

The Director was Liam Rudden of LRStageworks (who was partaking in his 33rd Edinburgh Fringe) and the Stage Manager was the fantastic Sabina Smith.

The 2016 show was a Cadies Productions/LRStageworks production sponsored by Mandragora Productions and Arcus Animation Studios.

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