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Billy Twinkle - Requiem for a Golden Boy

Billy Twinkle

Requiem for a Golden Boy

By Ronnie Burkett
Subjects: Puppets & Puppetry, Ontario Playwrights, Solo Shows
Casting: 1 actor
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548857, 104 pages, December 2009
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770912212, 104 pages, December 2009
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770918481, 104 pages, December 2009


Standing at the edge of the ship, contemplating a watery demise, Billy is called back to reality when his dead mentor Sid Diamond appears as a handpuppet. Sid forces Billy to re-enact his life as a puppet show, rekindling the passion Billy once had for puppets, people, and the dream of a life that sparkles. For anyone stuck in the middle—mid-career, mid-love, mid-life—this requiem for a golden boy shines a little light on the wonder of youth meeting the wisdom of age.


"Burkett's creation is a detailed and intricate world that unfolds with almost cinematic vision. Echoes of Shakespearean tragedy resonate through the work, not only through the appropriation of the Bard's text but also through our hero's journey… smart, funny, adult contemporary theatre. " —Australian Stage

"A masterpiece. Billy Twinkle brings us a world-class master at the peak of his powers. " —The Edmonton Sun