The music for the show was traditional and reminiscent of ancient operas played all over the country. The musicians wore traditional clothing and played traditional instruments that added to the unique tradition of the water puppets.
The plays focused on traditional themes and everyday life, such as working in the fields, tending to the geese and trying to keep cats from eating them, fishing, mating dragons, funeral processions.
The puppets were beautiful and there were even fireworks. We would recommend anyone visiting Hanoi to attend one of the water uppet shows.