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Dans l’Atelier & Chantier Frigolite

Tof Theatre (Belgium)
31 May – 3 Jun 2018 Thu – Sun
Performance only:
Thu & Fri: 5pm & 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 2.30pm & 5pm

Performance & Workshop:
Thu & Fri: 5pm
Sat & Sun: 2.30pm & 5pm
(1hr 20mins)
31 May – 3 Jun 2018 : 5pm
31 May – 1 Jun 2018 : 7.30pm
2 & 3 Jun 2018 : 2.30pm
Esplanade Annexe Studio

Advisory: Dans l’Atelier performance is followed immediately by an optional one-hour Chantier Frigolite workshop. Audience members can choose to purchase a ticket to just the performance or to both the performance and workshop.

Admission for ages 7 and above only.


Performance & Workshop: $28
(Please select Cat 1)

(Limited availability)

Concession for students, NSFs and seniors: $25

Performance only: $12
(Please select Cat 2)

Concession for students, NSFs and seniors: $11

Tote Board Arts Grant

All Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email

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“It’s sheer madness, clever, brilliant!”
Catherine Makereel, Le Soir
“This show is dense, rich in discoveries, with never a dull moment. The madness, while contained in the beginning, builds to a crescendo and reaches a literally explosive finale. A must.”
A. Deb. L’Avenir

A puppet slowly comes to itself?

The mystery of puppet creation unfolds as mishap after mishap befalls the construction process. Not to be undone, the puppet decides to complete the project itself, struggling with the elements, its materials and even its own puppeteer! The award-winning Tof Theatre presents an experience that captivates and enlightens you on traditional puppetry techniques.

Add to your experience and take a stab at making styrofoam puppets of your own at the Chantier Frigolite (workshop). No guarantees that your puppet won't come to life and take over the task!

About Tof Théâtre
The award-winning Tof Théâtre, headed by master puppeteer Alain Moreau, was established in 1986 and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Tof Theatre puppets can measure anywhere from 5 centimetres to 5 metres in height, sometimes designed for exclusively for adults, sometimes only for children and often for both. An adept of “miniature realism,” the Tof deconstructs the traditional techniques for manipulating puppets and lets the audience see how the puppeteer manipulates the puppet.

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General Advisory

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