Lempen Puppet Theatre Company, founded in 1987, is one of Britain’s great touring theatre companies. They tour extensively all over the UK, and have appeared at various festivals, theatres and schools in Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxenburg, Romania, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turks&Caicos.
Professionally trained in puppetry, mime, music, mask and sculpture, they specialise in modern
day myths that connect the imagination to real and contemporary issues.
Lyrical and absorbing puppet plays, for theatres, schools and the street, underlined with original music, form the backbone of their style and they are committed to producing entertaining, quality theatre for children and family audiences.
The company is; Liz and Daniel Lempen. Daniel, originally working in tourism hails from the mountains of Switzerland, while Liz, a fine art graduate, enjoyed most of her upbringing in Herefordshire. Since 1994 they have lived, together with their children in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
They are mainly a touring theatre company performing their own work. But also make and direct for other companies, do workshops, and are the directors for the Skipton International Puppet Festival. See below for further details.
“Puppets in the Wild” fully deserved the sell out audience it attracted.
A real treat for the half term. Clever audience participation with
the usual high standard of puppetry!”
Simon Pugh, Bloxwich Library Theatre, Walsall
“LEMPEN PUPPET THEATRE COMPANY always
makes things magic - a very special quality!”
Rachel Feldberg, Ilkley Literature Festival 05
“In the ShapeChanger Liz Lempen charmingly continues the company’s tradition of
beautifully crafted shows, delivered with style and control!”
Alistair Winch, Creative Arts East
WORKSHOPS & PUPPET MAKING COMMISSIONS
Liz and Daniel also offer various workshops for Schools, Colleges etc...
and Liz has produced various puppets for other theatre companies and