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Australia's Terrapin Puppet Theatre to perform a journey with courage and challenges

     Australia's premier contemporary puppet theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, will perform the lyrical and lively tale "Sleeping Horses Lie" in January.

     The story follows Sally Saber, who dreams of being sharp and fearless as a tiger, but her parents always protect her so she never knows what it's like to be afraid. Then one night Sally finds she is the only one awake at home, and suddenly everything looks very strange. Through Sally's fantastic adventures, Terrapin Puppet Theatre reveals the power of the imagination and its ability to unlock the hero in all of us.

     Established in 1981, Terrapin Puppet Theatre embraces new technology while also retaining the ancient arts of puppetry. In this play the company inspires the audience by encouraging them to express the power of their collective imagination through inventive play with the objects and devices that surround them. Acclaimed throughout Australia, Terrapin Puppet Theatre also tours internationally and has enjoyed critical acclaim from audiences around the world.

     Details of performances are as follows:

January 10, 2014 (Friday), 8pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
Tickets price: $180 and $130

January 11, 2014 (Saturday), 8pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Tickets price: $160 and $130

January 12, 2014 (Sunday), 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets price: $160 and $130

     "Sleeping Horses Lie" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (conducted in English with Chinese subtitles) is one of the attractions of the "Cheers!" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the "Cheers!" series and group bookings. Please refer to the programme leaflets for details.

     Children under the age of six will not be admitted. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit For ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at

     In addition, the "Puppetry in Everyday Objects Workshop" will be conducted in English with Cantonese interpretation. Participants will be shown how to make a puppet from everyday objects and how to manipulate them skillfully. Tickets are priced at $50. Children aged 6 or above are welcome. Details of the workshops are as follows:

January 11, 2014 (Saturday), 2.30pm
Function Room (1), North District Town Hall

January 12, 2014 (Sunday), 2.30pm
Function Room (1), Tai Po Civic Centre

     Other "Cheers!" series programmes include "Town Musicians" by Jumbo Kids Theatre; "Hayley Westenra" by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; "The Little Singers of Paris" (France); "What time is it, Uncle Fox?" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education; "MoMo's Fancy Dress" by Make Friends with Puppet; "Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas Concert íV Christmas Fantasia"; Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province; "Mark Nizer 3D - A New Dimension in Entertainment" (USA) and "ECHOA" by Arcosm Company (France). Please refer to the programme brochure of the "Cheers!" series and programme leaflets for details.

Ends/Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:30


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