Cardboard Carnival

A puppet lion made from cardboard and a puppet bird made from newspaper, brpwn paper and cardboard show in the foreground, with a female puppeteer in the background. She has light brown hair, tied back and is wearing a blue shirt.

Cardboard Carnival

by Lempen Puppet Theatre

11am (lasts 45 minutes)
Mansfield Central Library
Audio Described, Non-verbal, wheelchair accessible


Trunk, tail, ears or wings? There’s more to a cardboard box that you might imagine.

This is “Carnival of the Animals” but not as we know it.

Taking inspiration from the music of “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, with a little help from Charles Darwin, and a whole lot of cardboard,  Lempen Theatre have created a show full of puppet possibility.

This lovely show will inspire and delight for everyone from 4 to 104.

Don’t miss the Cardboard Carnival Animal Puppet Making Workshop following the performance, 12pm – 3pm in the library. Drop-in sessions – kids need to bring their adults.

A hand puppet tortoise, made of cardboard, and dressed in a pink tutu, is operated by a puppeteer, out of sight.

About Lempen Puppet Theatre

With their own unique brand of stories told with puppets, Lempen Puppet Theatre Company are one of the UK’s leading puppet theatre companies, founded in 1987. Imaginative, spellbinding, surprising and sometimes bonkers, Lempen focus on puppetry, storytelling, light, music and a journey that takes the audience there and back again.

Inspiration comes from myth and folklore, crazy characters, things that make them laugh, and what they care about.

Lempen aim to produce quality productions for family audiences that connect the real world to the world of imagination.

Based in North Yorkshire, but touring nationally and internationally Liz and Daniel Lempen are also the Artistic Directors for Skipton International Puppet Festival.

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