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     FrontPage Edition: Thu 14 September 2006

Act 3 Int'l presents The Storyteller's Shadow



The ART of Storytelling through PUPPETRY For 4- to 9-year-olds

31 Oct - 12 Nov 2006

The MASTER of Storytellers lives on! Come October and November, children and adults will be treated to a delightful array of Hans Christian Andersen¡¯s beloved stories.
Written by world-renowned puppeteer Richard Bradshaw, The Storyteller¡¯s Shadow is a tribute to the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen.
The production is aptly named after Andersen¡¯s story of 1846 ¨C ¡°The Shadow¡±. It is a dark tale about a scholar who is taken over and outlived by his own shadow. It is also a story about the act of writing itself and his attempt to visualize and fulfil his own writings about Beauty, Truth and Goodness.
In many ways, ¡°The Shadow¡± is a reflection of Hans Christian Andersen himself as his shadow is still being cast around the world with the continuous popularity of his writing.
This is a delightful production, which incorporates several of Andersen's most treasured stories including The Ugly Duckling, The Little Match Girl, The Emperor¡¯s New Clothes and The Princess and the Pea.
These are classics love and told anew by each generation. Although these stories were written a long time ago, their themes are still relevant today. These remarkable stories are thus excellent in guiding children to listen to words whilst discovering great literature.
The Performing Company - Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Australia
Based in Hobart, Terrapin Puppet Theatre is one of Australia¡¯s oldest puppet companies. Established in 1981, Terrapin creates and presents puppetry of excellence that is easily accessible and encourages participation. Their productions are designed for and appeal to schools, families and festivals.
In recent years, the Company has raised its profile as a producer of experimental work in puppetry. Terrapin Puppet Company is distinctly known for putting together traditional puppet forms with advanced technologies. Examples include the incorporation of shadow puppetry, and paper cutouts accompanied by projections and evocative sound scores.
It is through such re-creation of Andersen¡¯s popular fairytale classics that makes The Storyteller¡¯s Shadow a unique and very much original production. Moreover, the production is designed to encourage audience participation and this makes the whole presentation very active and engaging for the children.
Ruby Lim-Yang, artistic director of ACT 3 International is extremely pleased to be able to present such a distinct production.
She says, ¡°Puppets not only bring stories to life, but they also encourage children to use their imagination. Puppets are a particularly effective and fun way of taking your child through a story. You can really bring your story to life through a puppet show, and the children will be enthralled by the visual addition to an exciting tale. Children adore Andersen¡¯s tales and all the twists and turns that are created in these timeless fairytales will definitely provide an entertaining and memorable experience for all!¡±

Show Dates and Times

Oct 31 - Nov 3 (Tue-Fri): 9am and 11am

Nov 4 - Nov 5 (Sat-Sun): 11am and 4pm

Nov 7 - Nov 10 (Tue-Fri): 9am and 11am

Nov 11 - Nov 12 (Sat-Sun): 11am and 4pm


ACT 3 Theatre


$20/- for Child or Adult. Price includes $1/- SISTIC fee. Enjoy the early bird discount from August 28 to September 10.

How To Book
By phone: Call SISTIC at 6348 5555
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For More Information
Lilian Ee ACT 3 International
Tel: 6735 9986

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