Saturday 17 February - 2PM
Lempen Puppet Theatre Company presents
A little horror for little horrors!
Semi famous puppeteer Frank Stein is busy rehearsing his new show George the Dragon Slayer but he’s finding it really difficult with his badly made puppets! He’ll never be famous because his puppets 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 this life forever!
Creature George emerges from the workshop – innocent and willing to learn, but Frank is so intent on the planned rehearsal that he neglects to look after his new child.
Little Frankenstein will tickle the imagination of everyone from 5 to 105 years old.
“There is some suspense as the electricity flows across the stage and the audience-created thunderstorm brings Creature George to life. But it’s once the puppeteer disappears off-stage and the Creature really does appear to move, unaided, that the magic really starts. He really takes control of the show, much to the audience’s delight. The puppetry in these final scenes is expert, in particular a comic fight between George and the dragon in which Creature George creates a gentler ending for the traditional slayer tale”.
Nicola Yeeles, Bristol247.com