Puppeteer Frank Norman Stein is busy rehearsing his new show "George the Dragon Slayer" but he's finding it really difficult with his badly made puppets that keep falling apart! Taking inspiration from the scientist Dr Frankenstein, and with the help of the audience he creates a new real live puppet that is destined to change his life forever!
Creature George emerges from the workshop, innocent and willing to learn, but Frank is so intent on his rehearsal that he neglects to look after his new child.
A little horror for little horrors! A treat not to be missed! Little Frankenstein will tickle the imagination of everyone from 5 to 105 years old.
Duration: 50 minutes.
Puppets / Play: Liz & Daniel Lempen
Direction: Martin Bachmann
Music: Loz Kaye
Special thanks to: Vanessa Card (props) and Horse + Bamboo Theatre (rehearsal space)
Apart from touring all over the UK, 'Little Frankenstein' has also been performed internationally as ‘Klein Frankenstein’ in:
AUSTRIA: 2017 39. Internationale Puppentheater Tage, Mistelbach
GERMANY: 2016 33. Pole Poppenspäler Festival, Husum
GERMANY: 2016 18. Elbe-
GERMANY: 2016 4. Int. Figurentheaterfestival, Kloster Haydau. Morschen
SWITZERLAND: 2015 Marionetten Theater im Waaghaus, Winterthur
LIECHTENSTEIN: 2015 School Tour
SWITZERLAND: 2015 Berner Puppentheater, Bern
involved with creating George.”
Touring since 2014
“There is some suspense as the electricity flows across the stage and the audience-
Nicola Yeeles, Bristol247.com
“Daniel Lempen is a lively entertainer and he has a highly unusual face, which makes you believe that he really could be a frustrated puppet scientist. He has a great rapport with the audience and the kids seem engaged every step of the 55 minutes”.
Becky Condron, Bristol Festival of Puppetry