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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?, was performed as part of the 2015 & 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Our Director Robin Mitchell has written one novel Grave Robbers (Luath Press), the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) children's books and stage shows. The shows were performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. A NEW show, Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt was performed at Le Monde in George Street during the 2019 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".

Latest News

Princess Prepares to Pump Again


This taken from The Cadies & Witchery Tours blog post.

"As our keenest followers will know, Witchery Tours founder Robin Mitchell also created the windy, rugby-loving Princess Pumpalot in the successful children's book of the same name.

The Princess and her Wiffyville chums then took a step further, jumping from the page to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. They haven't left since, with 2017 marking an astounding fifth year of full-throated flatulent fun.

The 2017 show is now barely a month away, but before it starts, Robin has another treat up his sleeve: the arrival of the second Princess Pumpalot book, Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery!

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy solve the mystery of the priceless purple super-farting bean? Aided by a set of bizarre 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 mind-boggling adventure to solve this 'whodunit'. On route, the brave duo are confronted at regular intervals by their arch enemies - Prince Nastavia and the Low-Flying Gnomes. Will Princess Pumpalot and Guffy succeed in their quest?

The new book features illustrations by Scottish artist Keli Clark. Keli is one of Edinburgh's and East Lothian's better known artists. Her work encompasses a wide and varied range from: Scottish land and cityscapes, murals, works of magic and mystery, faeries, cats and birds. After this commission Keli can add a mummy, a werewolf and a bearded witch to her portfolio!

Keli said of the work: "I was delighted to be commissioned to illustrate the new Princess Pumpalot book. It was great to exercise my creative mind on completely new characters."

Audiences of last year's Fringe show will have, unknowingly, received a sneak preview of some highlights of the new book: it featured a new narrative, parts of which (including new characters) went into what became Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery. The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production (which takes place at Le Monde in George Street) is based on the new book.

The new book will be released towards the end of July. As soon as it's off the presses, it will be available alongside the original right here in our online shop."

Tags: Festival

Princess Pumpalot: Page 42


The Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme was launched on Wednesday 7th June 2017. It's a mighty big programme which will require a lot of reading. You will find details of our children's show Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean on page 42. #Fart2017

Tags: Festival

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017


Tickets are NOW on sale for our children's show at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 2017 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’! Fringe 2013-2016 *****

Show Dates:

Friday 4th August

Sunday 6th to Friday 11th August

Sunday 13th to Friday 18th August

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

Time: 11am (duration 45mins)


£8 (adults)

£7 (children and concessions)

£28 Family Ticket

2for1 days on 7th & 8th August

BOOK your tickets here for Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean


At a Crossroads


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.


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