The Cast

Gillian Goupillot

Gillian Goupillot as Princess Pumpalot

Gillian Goupillot studied acting at Edinburgh Napier University, graduating in 2015.

Her theatre credits include playing Ronnie on the Scottish tour of For the Love of Cousins (Blazing Hyena Theatre Company), Emma in May I Have The Bill Please? (Le Monde Hotel), Holly in the dark Scottish comedy One, Two, Three, Yippee (Blazing Hyena Theatre Company), performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Nora in Bold Girls (New Celt Productions / Laughing Hen Productions) also performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Gillian is a singer, plays guitar, ukulele, bass and most percussion instruments. She performs as a singer and musician in venues around Scotland.

After a successful run in 2018, Gillian is delighted to be returning as Princess Pumpalot in the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt.

Arron Usher

Arron Usher as Guffy

Arron Usher studied a BA in Acting at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

His Theatre credits include Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (MacRobert Arts Centre), Silly Billy in Jack & the Beanstalk (Eden Court), Daft Jamie in Sleeping Beauty (Brunton Theatre), Callum Patterson in Silence in Court (EmeraldBlue Productions), Buttons in Cinderella (Alhambra Theatre), Douglas in One Elliot Park (Siege Perilous Productions), Gary Oliver in And They Played Shang-a-Lang (Craft Theatre Company), Dennis Nilsen in Killers by Taggart creator Glenn Chandler and in 2018 The Dame in Aladdin (Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath).

In 2014, Arron starred with Susan Penhaligon and Katy Manning in Keeping Up With the Joans (Greenwich Theatre).

TV/Film credits include Young Brian Burnett in Gingernuts (STV), Soldier in King Jamie & The Angel (Channel 4), Mr Alexander in Night is Day (Silly Wee Films) and Andrew in Wind Over Lake (Imagine Pictures) and various roles in the comedy sketch show Don't Drop The Baton (BBC).

After successful runs in 2013 and 2015, Arron returns in the role of Guffy in Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Robin Mitchell

Robin Mitchell as Various Characters

When the actor originally cast for the role of Cookie Crumble fell ill with just days to go before the 2016 show opened, the Princess's creator (and show producer) Robin Mitchell gamely stepped in. He already knew the script quite well (as he wrote it) and is no stranger to public performance, so he was a natural fit! Robin so enjoyed appearing in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 shows, he's back at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe playing various roles in Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt.

Read more in Palace News

Robin Mitchell's Producer biography