The Fourth International Puppet Festival Pakistan 1998 came a long way with the series of International Puppet Festivals regularly presented by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop. It was sheer hard work, sweat, tears and nerves of steel to get to the position of world’s largest Puppet Festival. But above all it was inspired by the love and gratitude of the thousands who flock to the festival. The Festival featured more then 250 performances attended thousands of audiences. The festival received enormous TV coverage and also featured in the International News.

To some it was like a dream world. For people of Lahore, by and large, the festival is a happening. It is fast becoming a major festive occasion for the entire city. 1998, also gave a chance to TV audiences in 37 countries who viewed the event for 11 days in a regular 20 minute Puppet Festival Magazine.

FOREIGN GROUPS
Figuren Theatre - Karin Schafer
Presto’s Punch & Judy
The Blue Bird Company
Cairo Puppet Theatre
PommeD’OR
Windsbacher Puppentheater Kaspari
Mr. Skallariou Lambrous
Prassein Aloga
Theatre De Trekwagen
Ms. Marcelle Van Schijndel
Three Fingers Circus
Nuova Opera Dei Burattini
Dr. Seto Mulyadi
Sri Goplakrishn Yakshagna
Bombeya Sangha (Regd.)
DISHA
Akebi Group
Merhan Puppet Theatre
Rose Beauchamp
U YE Dway
Trule
Teatrong Mulatng Pilipinas
Theatre Tak
The AREPP Educational Trust
Ashleigh Frances Tobias
Hunter Puppet Theatre
Pannalal’s Puppet Theatre
Margrit Gysin
Teatro Los Claveles
Sri Anura Puppet Centre
Theatre Tempo
Theatre Marionettes Dushanbe
Vietnam National Puppet Theatre

Austria
Australia
Argentina
Egypt
France
Germany
Greece
Greece
Holland
Holland
Italy
Italy
Indonesia
India
India
India
Japan
Japan
New Zealand
Myanmar
Portugal
Philippines
Russia
South Africa
South Africa
Scotland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Spain
Sri Lanka
Turkey
Tajikistan
Vietnam

LOCAL GROUPS

Rafi Peer theatre Workshop
Alhamra Puppet Theatre
Haina Naina Pupet Theatre
Wendel Syed / Hxenkessel
The Puppeteers - NCA
Naya Theatre
Dastaan Drama Circle
Tamasha
Assna Puppeteers
Sheri Puppet Theatre
Folk Puppets

Sponsors : Surf Excel, Pepsodent Toothpaste, Goldfish,
Tapal Tea, Rio Biscuit, The News, PIA,
Pearl Continental, Nestle Milkpak