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The Robber Bridegroom Video Production is Available Online!

Updated: Aug 15

For the month of May 2020, we're releasing the video production of our hit show online. The Robber Bridegroom, adapted by Andrew G. Cooper. You can view the video on our YouTube channel.


If you enjoy the production, please consider making a donation to Jupiter Theatre.

The Robber Bridegroom, by The Brothers Grimm, adapted and directed by Andrew G. Cooper. This production was presented by Chimera Theatre at the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival and was recorded by Christoper Rondeau on Friday, September 13, 2019.


"Turn Back, Turn Back, Thou Bonnie Bride..."


The Robber Bridegroom tells the tale of an impoverished miller who seeks a better life for his only daughter. To save the mill, they arrange for her marriage to a wealthy man from out of town. She wants to help her family and do what is right, but something wicked lurks in the woods where the bridegroom lives. Jupiter Theatre and Chimera Theatre bring new life to this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale in this dark adaptation that explores intuition, intrigue, and the uncertain nature of humanity.



Artistic Personnel Tour Production (Summer 2019)

Andrew G. Cooper - Director/Puppet Designer

Ashley Hiibner - Mother/Little Girl

Deedra Salange Ladouceur - Wife/Bridegroom

Victoria Skorobohach - Daughter/Old Woman

Madeleine Taylor-Gregg - Maid

Jared Rashke - Set and Lighting Designer

Lukas Vanderlip - Sound Designer


Artistic Personnel Original production (Winter 2019)

Melissa Purcha - Father/Co-Director

Andrew G. Cooper - Magistrate/Co-Director/Puppet Designer

Maddison Hartloff - Bridegroom/Costume Designer

Brittney Martens - Bride/Visual Designer/Scenic Artist

Jared Rashke - Set and Lighting Designer

Lukas Vanderlip - Sound Designer

Joel Feenstra - Technical Director/Carpenter

Kayly Erno - Head of Properties

Juanita Dawn - Puppet Consultant/Builder

Randi Edmundson - Puppet Consultant


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"simply a masterpiece" - Ed Sum, Two Hungry Blokes


"This innovative marvel of a show is creepy, creative, and a wonderfully subversive undoing of the Brothers Grimm classic" - Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight


Top three pick of the fringe (2019, fresh sheets for Victoria Fringe Festival) "Yes! This is how you tell a story...the surreal style of The Robber Bridegroom is studded with moments of magic. Puppets take us into another dimension."- Fresh Sheet, Colin Thomas


“Its final few moments are a testament to the power of theatre... its impact is undeniable.”— Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½ "Nightmare and reality intertwine in Andrew G. Cooper’s dramatic interpretation of “The Robber Bridegroom,”... this performance deserves a standing applause." — Chris Horne, The Martlet


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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