Moscow State Puppets Theatre to stage "Gulliver"

The internationally acclaimed Moscow State Puppets Theatre, which is named after Russian puppet master Sergei Obraztsov, will adapt Jonathan Swift's classic novel "Gulliver's Travels" into a splendid stage production called "Gulliver" this summer.

"Gulliver" is one of the programme highlights of the large-scale summer International Arts Carnival presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Put together by Pushkin Prize winner Catherine Obraztsov (Sergei Obraztsov's granddaughter) and People's Artist of Russia Sergey Alimov, the show features more than 50 puppets, ranging from palm size to three metres, alongside costume character performers and veteran actors. The spectacular stage design, including humorous props such as a gigantic food conveyor belt, an insect and a lemon, is wonderfully combined with projection, music and dance to bring the wacky characters in "Gulliver's Travels" to life.

"Gulliver" will be performed at 7.30pm on July 30 and 31, and at 3pm on July 31 and August 1 at the Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium.  It will be presented with English dialogue and Russian lyrics and Chinese and English subtitles.

Tickets priced at $100, $160 and $220 are available at URBTIX outlets.  Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Booking discounts of up to 20% are available for full-price performing arts/film programmes.

An exhibition on Russian puppets will be held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer from July 30 to August 8.  Admission to the exhibition is free.

Programme guides of the International Arts Carnival are available at URBTIX outlets or at the carnival website, www.hkiac.gov.hk .

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)

The Moscow State Puppets Theatre named after Sergei Obraztsov has adapted Jonathan Swift's classic novel "Gulliver's Travels" into a splendid production called "Gulliver" to be staged this summer.
The Moscow State Puppets Theatre named after Sergei Obraztsov has adapted Jonathan Swift's classic novel "Gulliver's Travels" into a splendid production called "Gulliver" to be staged this summer.