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Norwich puppet theater resumes after 30 years

A unique bridge puppet theatre that gives audiences a “magical” experience has been brought back into use after more than 30 years.

The metal structure at the Norwich Puppet Theatre was restored after a £41,000 Arts Council England grant.

BBC reports that, the puppet theatre Built in the 1980s, declined as long-string marionettes fell out of fashion in favour of glove and rod puppets like ‘The Muppets’.

Puppeteer Rachel Leonard said bringing the bridge back was “very special”..

The unique bridge puppet theatre hides the puppeteers from the audience and offers them a birds-eye view of the “miniature actors” on long strings to the stage below.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye