Traditional Puppet Play
You can now witness an ancient and distinct form of Sri Lankan theatre, just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel. Your host is a fourth-generation puppeteer who has helped revive the fading art of puppetry by adding a contemporary twist to make the traditional puppet performances. You’ll start by visiting a puppet art museum and learn about Sri Lanka’s puppetry that traces its roots back to the 12th century. The puppeteer will take you through popular puppet characters as he regales you with tales about his great grandfather’s puppet shows in old Ceylon. You will then be treated to an entertaining puppet show lined up with three acts, performed to the beat of folk music.