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Russian puppet show "An Unusual Concert" to be staged in April

     The puppet show "An Unusual Concert" by Moscow State Puppet Theatre Named After Sergey Obraztsov will be staged in April as one of the major attractions of the Festival of Russian Culture in Hong Kong.

     This is one of the most famous puppet shows of the 20th century. Premiered in 1946, it has been performed more than 10,000 times around the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as a performance with the largest number of viewers in the world.

     The show is a comic puppet variety show in the form of a series of parodies of popular concerts featuring singers, musicians, dancers, trainers and jugglers. The lead puppet, Edward Aplombov, who has the gift of readily bringing smiles to the audience's faces and winning long, roaring applause, is a gifted polyglot who can tell jokes and deliver puns in 24 languages.

     "An Unusual Concert" is one of Sergey Obraztsov's best known puppet shows. Considered a masterpiece of puppeteering that satirises bad performers, it appeals to both children and adults.

     "An Unusual Concert" by Moscow State Puppet Theatre Named After Sergey Obraztsov will be staged at 7.30pm from April 7 to 9 (Tuesday to Thursday) at the Auditorium of Sha Tin Town Hall. Tickets priced at $140, $180 and $220 are now available at URBTIX. 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 are available on a first-come, first-served basis). Group booking and package booking discounts are also available. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit

     The Festival of Russian Culture in Hong Kong is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Ends/Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 15:09


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