By The Brothers Grimm

Adapted by Andrew G. Cooper

"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 brings new life to this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale in this dark adaptation that explores intuition, intrigue, and the uncertain nature of humanity.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"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

Artistic Personnel

Melissa Purcha

Andrew G. Cooper

Maddison Hartloff

Brittney Martens

Jared Rashke

Lukas Vanderlip

Joel Feenstra

Kayly Erno

Juanita Dawn

Randi Edmundson

Father/Co-Director

Magistrate/Co-Director/Puppet Designer

Bridegroom/Costume Designer

Bride/Visual Designer/Scenic Artist

Set and Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Technical Director/Carpenter

Head of Properties

Puppet Consultant/Builder

Puppet Consultant

Reviews & Awards

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

Production History

February 2019: Chimera Theatre, Kamloops

March 2019: Jupiter Theatre, Calgary

July - September 2019: Western Canada Tour (Regina, Winnipeg, Victoria, Vancouver)

Future Development

We’re currently seeking partners and residencies for The Robber Bridegroom. If you feel an artistic calling to this show and are interested in the project, please get in touch with us.

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