Puppet festival returns to Bute

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The cafe in Rothesay Pavilion was filled on Thursday afternoon with puppet-fans (old and young) for the annual Puppet Animation Festival, which proves popular with Bute audiences year after year.

This year’s offering came from Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre and told the story of Rapunzel.

Narrated by a wonderful frog, this adaptation has all the elements of the traditional tale - the witch, the beautiful girl locked in a tall tower and, of course, the handsome prince who attempts to save Rapunzel.

With specially recorded music, beautifully made rod puppets, and Steve Smart’s masterly puppetry skills, the show was a roaring success.