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2013
November
Children's puppet theatre "What time is it, Uncle Fox?" to be staged in December
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     Produced by the Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, which has many years of experience in puppet theatre, the entertaining children's puppet theatre play "What time is it, Uncle Fox?" will be staged in December.

     Covering the themes of friendship, trust and dreams, the story focuses on Little Chick, who lives on a farm and is curious about the world outside. One day, Little Chick is attracted by a delicious aroma of food and decides to leave home in search of the mysterious chef. Uncle Fox can not only cook, he has also been to many different places, including the magical sea! Will Little Chick have the courage to undertake adventures and challenges? And what is the unfulfilled dream of Uncle Fox?

     Details of the performances are as follows:

December 7 (Saturday), 7.45pm
December 8 (Sunday), 4.30pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Tickets: $100

December 13 and 14 (Friday and Saturday), 7.45pm
December 15 (Sunday), 4.30pm
Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Tickets: $130 and $100

December 20 and 21 (Friday and Saturday), 7.45pm
December 22 (Sunday), 4.30pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
Tickets: $100

     "What time is it, Uncle Fox?" (in Cantonese) by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education 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 bookings. 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 booking. Please refer to the programme brochure or leaflets for details.

     There will also be the "Crazy Farm Puppet DIY Workshop". Tickets are priced at $35. Parents are welcome to join the workshop with their children aged 3 and above, where participants will have the opportunity to make their own animal puppets. Details of the workshops are as follows:

December 7 (Saturday), 4pm
December 8 (Sunday), 2.15pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall

December 14 (Saturday), 4pm
December 15 (Sunday), 2.15pm
Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

December 21 (Saturday), 4pm
December 22 (Sunday), 2.15pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 (LCSD) or 2742 2966 (Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education) or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/ce/CulturalService/Programme/en/f_entertainment/program_352.html . For ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk .

     Other "Cheers!" series programmes include Hayley Westenra with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; "Town Musicians" by Jumbo Kids Theatre; The Little Singers of Paris (France); "MoMo's Fancy Dress" by Make Friends With Puppet; the Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas Concert - Christmas Fantasia; the Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province; Mark Nizer 3D (USA); "Sleeping Horses Lie" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia) and "ECHOA" by Arcosm Company (France). Please refer to the programme brochure or leaflets for details.

Ends/Monday, November 4, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:00

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