The Robber Bridegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale. Photo by Barbara Zimonick.
The Robber Bridegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale. Photo by Barbara Zimonick.

Tell us about The Robber Bridegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale.

The Robber Bridegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale is a dark retelling of a classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale from 1816. The story revolves around a miller’s daughter who is being married off to a stranger because the family has fallen on hard times during a famine. We’re bringing the story to life in the 21st century through puppetry, physical theatre, and a focus on the central female character’s journey and perspective. The show is evocative, creepy, and full of magic and malice.

Describe your show in three words.

Dark, suspenseful puppetry.

Why should someone come to see your show?

This show is a real treat for the senses. The puppets are beautiful and expertly manipulated. The lighting and use of props and set pieces are visually appealing and the sound design and music are stunning. On top of all that, the story itself packs a punch and is full of surprises. It’s a theatrical experience unlike most other shows you’ll see and it’s perfect for adventurous Fringers.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Our show would definitely be a supervillain. We’re going to go with Jean Grey as Dark Phoenix. She’s incredibly powerful, energetic and struggles with what it means to be good or evil.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

We’re very excited to go see 4.48 Psychosis by Ruckus Theatre Collective. It looks really intense and super interesting.

The Details

The Robber Bridegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver
Website: Chimera Theatre
Twitter: @chimeratheatres
Instagram: @chimeratheatre

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For Even More Information

The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 5-15 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.