Yugen Puppet Company

The Magic Horse

When Fingal - the hero of our story - is given a magic horse, his life changes forever. The horse takes him to a prince, who tells him to fetch a princess, who in turn sends him on a number of quests. But who will marry the princess - Fingal or the prince?

In this Scottish fairy tale, Yugen uses storytelling with audience involvement. Children become courtiers, mountains and magnificent castles. Puppets move through human forests, fields and snapping crocodile waters.

This show uses cloth puppets in a setting of patchwork trees, fields and sky and has an original Scottish soundtrack.

'The Magic Horse' was part of the Puppet Animation Festival Scotland in 2002, 2004, 2009, 2013, and 2017. It has also been performed to schools, nurseries and playgroups in South Lanarkshire from 2007 to the present day.

'Another of Yugen's charming adaptations from our rich heritage of Scottish traditional tales'.
- Simon Hart, Puppet Animation Scotland.

'It was brilliant. The children were all completely taken in ... the whole experience was uplifting'.
 - Librarian, Dundee City Council. .