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Cheers! World Puppetry Series: 3-Legged Tale by Theâtre de l’Oeil (Canada)

A visual excursion without words at the heart of the forest


Venue Date & Time Price
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$220, 160
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“A visually-engaging experience with plenty of humour to capture the attention of the very young. The manipulation of the video-camera puppet was particularly strong, injecting real personality into the rusted, inanimate object.”  The Gazette, Canada


“The stage direction by Simon Boudreault is a natural addition to Théâtre de l'Oeil’s repertoire, combining the challenge of unbridled inventiveness with simplicity itself: a modest horizontal cyclorama becomes a puppet stage where a remarkable world emerges.” Patricia Belzil, JEU Revue de théâtre, Canada


3-Legged Tale by Théâtre de l’Oeil (Canada)_Trailer
The Story

At the heart of the forest, a squirrel digs in the garbage and finds a camera on a tripod. It just takes a butterfly alighting inside the camera body for it to spring suddenly to life: A three-legged cyclops that is both a microscope and a telescope. At the heart of the forest, we come across all kinds of creatures: a pilfering squirrel, an old ailing bear, Philomene, a Grandmother of Nature full of wisdom and possibilities, a young doe with gentle eyes, an ant who travels by balloon, butterflies and baby birds…


3-Legged Tale is a story without words, a poetic reflection on the cycle of life, of time that passes and that changes us, on life that is in constant rebirth.


The Arts Group

Since 1973, Theatre de l’Oeil is dedicated to the creation and performance of puppet shows. Both entertaining and full of meaning, its productions bear witness to the company’s spirit of innovation and the conviction that visual language can touch an audience and stir the imagination. By discovering Theatre de l’Oeil, thousands of spectators have also encountered new faces of a large family whose origins go back to the beginning of time: the grand family of puppetry.


Since 3-Legged Tale’s premiere in 2010, the artists have performed more than 100 shows for families and schools in the Province of Quebec and have great success in many festivals, including Festival Les Coups de Theatre, Festival Les Trois Jours de Casteliers and Calgary International Children’s Festival.


Programme Length

The programme lasts for about 60 minutes with no intermission


Age Limit

Best for age 5 and above, children under 3 will not be admitted  



Tickets are available from 27 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

Half-price tickets are 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). Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission#


Cheers! Series Discount#

10% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 different programmes;
15% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 3 different programmes;
20% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 4 or more different programmes


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


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


#All discounts are not applicable to Parenting Workshop Beyond Failure by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Puppetry Workshop by Theatre de l'Oeil (Canada)

^HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family offers special group booking discount


Other programmes in the Cheers! Series:

The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Crystal's Ballet Shoes by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family, The Child King by Make Friends with Puppet, Exotic Charm by Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe, Harlem Gospel Choir (USA), The Man the Sea Saw by Wolfe Bowart, Let Dreams Fly by Cross-media Music Theatre and Children’s Corner - Debussy Mini Piano Marathon


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

Pre-performance Talk

Venue Date & Time Price
AC1, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Free Admission
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If you want to know the making-of about 3-Legged Tale and share with the puppeteers, please come to the pre-performance talk!


Conducted in English

The pre-performance talk lasts for about 60 minutes

Free admission on a first-come-first-served basis.

Puppetry Workshop by Théâtre de l’Oeil

Venue Date & Time Price
AC1, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
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Workshop Details

The members will share how the amazing puppets are produced, with demonstrations and interesting information provided to uncover the secrets of the expressive puppets behind the stage. 


Conducted in English with Cantonese interpretation

Audience of age 6 or above are welcome

The workshop lasts for about 60 minutes


Tickets for workshop are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support!

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