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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".

Latest News

New Princess Pumpalot Book Published - Media Release

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A new children's book, Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery, is to be published this week. Written in the style of a screenplay by children's author Robin Mitchell, Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery is the second book in the Princess Pumpalot series.

What's the story?

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 first book in the series, Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess), introduced the public to a peculiar collection of inhabitants in the fictional world of Wiffyville including Low-Flying Gnomes and since then the characters from Princess Pumpalot have appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in stage shows based on the original book. The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production (which takes place at Le Monde in George Street) is based on Robin's new book.

Robin Mitchell said, "I'm amazed how popular Princess Pumpalot has become. Thankfully this is not a scratch and sniff book". I've deliberately written the book in the style of a screenplay to encourage children to take parts and read out loud. After the amazing success of the previous stage shows it seemed only sensible to base the 2017 Fringe show on the new book.

Author – Robin Mitchell

Robin Mitchell co-founded Edinburgh's original walking tour company, The Cadies & Witchery Tours in 1984 and has been a partner in this successful Edinburgh business ever since. He has written one novel - Grave Robbers, the top selling guide book What's Under the Kilt? and the children's books Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and Princess Pumpalot: The Super-Farting Bean Mystery.

Illustrations by Keli Clark

Keli Clark is one of Edinburgh's and East Lothian's better known artists. Keli's 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 Clark said, "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. You're not asked every day to draw the Toilet of Truth!"

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

 

 

Princess Prepares to Pump Again

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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."

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Princess Pumpalot: Page 42

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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

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

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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)

Pricing:

£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

 


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