Stuppet Stories Returns (VOD)

The Stuppets are five story-telling puppets that come all the way from Mpumalanga to share their messages of love and care for each other and Mother Earth. Devised by Carol Preston and directed by Sue Hall, this is the second time the Stuppets have performed on the National Arts Festival platform. Mr Mouse and Gogo have stories about kindness while Goatman has a poem about the importance of taking care of Mother Earth. Uncle Jack has a song to teach that gives thanks for water, while Green Man has a story that he tells via the puppeteer since he is unable to talk. His story is about a giant baobab tree. The show is intimate and has a message for children and adults alike.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Family
  • Duration (minutes): 35mins
  • Ages: all ages
  • Release Date: July 21, 2021 15:00 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English



Director: Sue Hall
Concept and Design: Carol Preston


Carol Preston has been performing with puppets since childhood, with her first puppets being made out of cereal boxes. As a visual artist her media are woodcut printing, cartooning and puppet-making, and her Stuppets are created out of ceramics. Carol believes that puppetry has the power to raise awareness and teach both children and adults alike. Her focus is on environmental awareness.