Trunk, Tail, Ears or Wings?
Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things!
This is "Carnival of the Animals" but not as we know it. Dissected for body part potential to create the "ultimate animal" we take inspiration from the music by Camille Saint-
Inspiration and delight for everyone from 4 to 104.
“That was the most creative show I
have ever seen. Really inspiring!”
Having performed involved stories with lots of text over the last few years, we have been looking to produce a show that puts the real magic of puppetry at the forefront. After all, puppetry is a very visual form of theatre.
Puppetry movement and invention supported by a fantastic musical score, an exploration of the material of cardboard and a Lempen-
Touring since 2016
“Lempen Puppet Theatre Company always makes things magic -
Rachel Feldberg, Ilkley Literature Festival
Story: Liz and Daniel Lempen
Puppets: Liz Lempen
Direction: Mark Whitaker
Music: "The Carnival of the Animals"
by Camille Saint-
Duration: 45 minutes.
Special thanks to:
Loz Kaye (musical advisor)
The Boo (rehearsal space)
Clare Danek (photography)
Apart from touring all over the UK, 'Cardboard Carnival' has also been performed internationally in:
HUNGARY: 2022 18. Bekescsaba Puppet Festival
SWITZERLAND: 2022 2 week tour in Swiss Romande
GERMANY: 2022 Puppentheater Museum, Bad Kreuznach
SWITZERLAND: 2021 Bern Puppet Theatre (3 week run)
SWITZERLAND: 2020 Various Theatre and School venues
GERMANY: 2019 Puppentheater Festival, Bottrop
IRELAND: 2019 Festival of Curiosity, Dublin
GERMANY: 2019 Stuttgart + Bad Kreuznach
SWITZERLAND: 2019 Various Theatre and School venues
AUSTRIA: 2019 Puppille, 4. Figurentheater Festival, Gleisdorf
CHINA: 2018 Taihu International Puppet Festival, Beijing
GERMANY: 2018 20. Elbe-
GERMANY: 2018 35. Pole Poppenspäler Festival, Husum
ITALY: 2018 I Teatri del Mondo Children’s Festival, Porto Sant’Elpidio
GERMANY: 2018 Blickfang Figurenfestival, Morschen
SWITZERLAND: 2017 Theater im Waaghaus, Winterthur
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