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Dear Fizzy

Simon Boudreault | 2002
4 years and up


A letter that runs and bites — have you ever seen anything like it? An urgent letter, furious even! Sent by the Professional Order of Fairies, it has just been delivered to the Fairy. But what does it say? Ragou, the cantankerous magical mouse, believes that the Fairy will have her wand withdrawn. And then he will finally get his most cherished wish: to become the mouse of the Tooth Fairy. What will happen to Toto, that strange creature who is the product of one of the many botched spells of his beloved mistress? Time is running out – and this letter must be read! But will they be able to catch this speedy envelope?…

For its 21st production, Théâtre de l’Œil decided to entrust the script and the puppet design to two emergent artists, Simon Boudreault and Marie-Pierre Simard. The former is an author and actor while the latter is the first Quebec graduate in puppet design and manipulation from the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette (ESNAM) in Charleville-Mézières, France. They were puppeteers with the company when André Laliberté, the Artistic Director, suggested to work together on a new production.

To start off with, these three artists with different experiences, styles and ages tapped into stories and ancient myths. They re-read the fairy tales of Anderson and the brothers Grimm. They were inspired by the world of fairies and used the whimsical nature of the characters to create a zany tale where anything is possible with magic.

La Félicité premiered in Montreal on the stage of the Maison Théâtre in October 2002. The English version, Dear Fizzy met its first audience at New York’s New Victory Theater in May 2004.



Fairy Fizzy
A unconventional bumbling fairy who has a tendency to bungle her spells, but who is also very likeable.
Who would believe that a simple envelope sent out by the Fairy Headquarters could cause such a commotion?
A grey rat masquerading as a large mouse.
An undefinable cross between a monkey and a musical instrument.
A carnivorous plant who loves to bite ears and tails.
Plume & Lumo
Gossipy dusters who like to dance the tango.
A punk fish with a collar of metal spikes.


Original Concept
Simon Boudreault
André Laliberté
Marie-Pierre Simard
Simon Boudreault
Bobby Theodore
André Laliberté
Puppet Design
Marie-Pierre Simard
Set, Props and Costume Design
Richard Lacroix
Libert Subirana
Gilles Perron
Florence Cornet
Assistant Director
Simon Boudreault