The Singing Kettle was formed sometime in the 1980s by Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise. Very soon they were joined by Gary Coupland and the three stalwarts were the backbone of the company for over 30 years.
From the very start Singing Kettle shows have been based on clues for songs inside brightly coloured kettles.
While this principle was always central to the action, plot lines and stage sets were built around imaginative story lines, transforming the original concept into a spectacular musical for the whole family.
The Singing Kettle turned children’s theatre into an art form and their unique performances became the bench mark for fellow professionals everywhere.
They performed in hundreds of venues, from the Palladium in London to the Town Hall in Campbeltown, from the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock to the Royal Palace in Jordan.
BAFTA award winning and decorated with MBEs for services to children’s entertainment, audiences worldwide were hooked on their madcap musical adventures flavoured with cheeky Scottish humour.
Adults and children alike found themselves singing the songs together long after the performances were over.
The company closed in 2015, with the final line-up forming "Fun Box" and with Cilla retiring. Artie continued performing solo shows as "Artie's Tartan Tales" but since the beginning of 2020 his show is now "Artie's Singing Kettle". Many fans have welcomed this resurection by someone know to audiences as "Artie from the Singing Kettle".