4 May 2011

South African puppeteers win the Tony

A remarkable feat for world puppetry was made this week when South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, which created the life-size and lifelike cane-and-plywood horse puppets for War Horse, was named a special Tony award winner on Tuesday. War Horse also received a best play nomination. This award has come following a spate of recent successes which has made world puppetry proud. Recently after opening their hit West End production War Horse at the Lincoln Center in New York, Handspring were invited to present their work on TED (see my post here) and now they stand their own on the world stage once again. Congratulations  to Adrian and Basil, you make us all proud. You can read more on today's report here.

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