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2013
November
Make Friends with Puppet to stage exciting puppet adventure "MoMo's Fancy Dress" in December
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     Following their success with "The Child King", Make Friends with Puppet are set to stage another heartwarming tale for the whole family, "MoMo's Fancy Dress". With the puppets moving to original music, the story takes the audience on an exciting adventure into puppet land.

     This story is all about MoMo the puppet. Nobody wants to pick poor MoMo up when she is being sold in the stall on the street. She dreams of the exciting world outside and being a rich kid's playmate. Old Tailor digs some scraps out from his drawers and cabinets and makes a fancy dress with rainbow colours just to make MoMo happy. With her fancy new dress, MoMo is finally taken home by a kid from a wealthy family. Unfortunately however, this turns out to be the beginning of a nightmare for little MoMo.

    "MoMo's Fancy Dress" by Make Friends with Puppet is one of the attractions of the "Cheers!" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm on December 13 and 14 (Friday and Saturday) and at 3pm on December 14 and 15 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $180 and $120 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 three will not be admitted. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/ce/CulturalService/Programme/en/f_entertainment/program_356.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 "Town Musicians" by Jumbo Kids Theatre; Hayley Westenra with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; The Little Singers of Paris (France); "What time is it, Uncle Fox?" by the Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education; 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).  

    In addition to the programmes above, four workshops suitable for the whole family are the "Crazy Farm Puppet DIY Workshop" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education; "Juggling Revealed Workshop" by Mark Nizer (USA); "Puppetry in Everyday Objects Workshop" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia) and "Body Percussion and Dance Workshop" by Arcosm Company (France). Please refer to the "Cheers!" series booklet or programme leaflet for details.

Ends/Friday, November 8, 2013
Issued at HKT 14:31

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