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'Cheers!': Sleeping Horses Lie by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia)

A story book of "Sleeping Horses Lie" will be given to the audience in the performance.

Venue Date & Time Price
Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
$180, $130
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
$160, $130
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
$160, $130


Performed in English with Chinese surtitles


It is the sheer delight of unexpected transformations – big and small, digital and mechanical – that keeps the fascination alive in this work. 

Real Time Magazine, Australia


‘…a visual action-packed delight…’ 

Write Response, Australia


The Story

Sally Saber wanted to be like a tiger; sharp and unafraid.  But there was never anything to fear.  Her parents made sure Sally was always safe.  Until one night Sally found she was the only one awake in her house.  Everything familiar suddenly turned strange.  This would be no ordinary night. 


Thrust into a fantastical adventure, Sally’s story is narrated by Wilma and Wilbur, a wandering sister and brother act that could be straight from the streets of Dickens London.  Sally’s journey is populated with unforgettable characters and challenges of courage and ingenuity, as she finds the strength within to find her way back home.


Lyrical, energetic and enchanting, this is a show that speaks to the power of the imagination and its ability to unlock the hero in all of us.


Programme Length

Running time of the programme is about 60 minutes without intermission.


Age Limited

Suitable for age 8 and above. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.


Trailer: Cheers!: Sleeping Horses Lie by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia)

Production Team



Frank Newman


Maxine Mellor


Selena de Carvalho


Matthew Fargher


Jamie Clennett

Lighting Designer

Jason James

Systems Designer

Matt Daniels


Bryony Geeves and Kai Raisbeck

Production Manager

Andrew MacDonald


Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia)

Established for over 32 years, Terrapin Puppet Theatre is Australia’s premier contemporary puppet theatre creating world-class performances for young people and their families.  Telling sophisticated stories of humour and pathos, the company embraces new technologies whilst remaining true to the wonder and illusion resident in the age-old craft of puppetry. In its productions, the company aims to inspire families by encouraging them to express the power of their collective imagination through inventive play with the objects and devices that surround them.  The company injects skills and programmes into the Tasmanian community, supporting and developing artists and touring nationally and internationally.




Tickets available from 11 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking


Discount Scheme #

  • Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). 


  • Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;

15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;

20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets.


  • ‘Cheers!’ Series Discount

10% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 programmes;

15% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 3 programmes;

20% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 4 or more programmes.

(Except Hayley Westenra by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong)


# All discounts are not applicable to ‘Puppetry in Everyday Objects Workshop’.


Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each ticket.  Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

One person per ticket regardless of age, admission subject to age limit specified for each event. 


Other programmes in ‘Cheers!’ Series

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 – Christmas Fantasia

Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province

Mark Nizer 3D (USA)

ECHOA by Arcosm Company (France).




Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk

Credit Card Telephone Booking  2111 5999

Ticketing Enquiries  2734 9009

Programme Enquiries 2268 7323


Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.

The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.



Venue Date & Time Price
Function Room (1), North District Town Hall
Function Room (1), Tai Po Civic Centre


'Puppetry in Everyday Objects Workshop'


Participants will be shown how to make a puppet from everyday objects and how to manipulate them tactfully.  Each group will then show their performance to the others.


Conducted in English with Cantonese Interpretation.

Audience aged 6 and above are welcome.

The workshop lasts for about 90 minutes.


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