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August 31, 2011

Explore SA’s puppet capital with Coffeebeans Routes


Punch and Judy. Photo courtesy Alex Brown

If doll manipulation is your thing, then the pending limited-edition Handspring Puppetry Route tour, by renowned tour guides Coffeebeans Routes, is for you.

Hosted in collaboration with the Tony Award-winning Handspring Puppet Company and the Out of the Box Festival, this five-day magical tour, from September 5 to 9, will give puppetry lovers an experience of the Mother City like no other. Workshops, performances and more are guaranteed to deepen your theatrical appreciation.

Broaden your horizons with a visit to the Handspring Puppet Company workshop, home of the highly acclaimed War Horse production, and see these modern-day Pinocchios come to life. Then, indulge your curious inner student with an informative lecture and Q&A session with featured artists at the UCT Hiddingh Campus, the festival’s precinct.

To complete your enchanting journey into the unknown, you will be treated to one of the festival’s fantastic productions, including Ouroboros, Sadako, Hats, Benchmarks and Punch and Judy in Afghanistan.

This extraordinary experience costs R450 per person and includes a welcome drink on arrival. For more information and bookings, please call +27 (0)21 424 3572 or visit coffeebeansroutes.com.

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