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Boxing clever with Cardboard Carnival at Crowland Abbey on Sunday

There is something really different for the family at Crowland Abbey this Sunday (May 12).

Run by The Lempen Puppet Theatre Company, they will be performing a ‘cardboard carnival’.

It is inspired by the music of Camille Saint-Saens, from his ‘Carnival of the Animals’ orchestral piece.

The tale will be told with puppets, explored with ‘imaginative, spellbinding, surprising and sometimes bonkers’ story-telling.

The Cardboard Carnival is presented by The Lempen Puppet Theatre. (9812887)
The Cardboard Carnival is presented by The Lempen Puppet Theatre. (9812887)

The Lempen Puppet Theatre are based in North Yorkshire and have been performing for over thirty years, all across Europe.

To make their theatre, the team says it is inspired by myth and folklore, by intriguing and unconventional characters, by their sense of humour and by matters that they care about.

The company says it aims to produce quality productions for family audiences that connect the real world to the world of imagination.

And the puppets are all created out of humble cardboard boxes, transformed into characters.

The team also offers various workshops for schools and colleges and have produced various puppets for other theatre companies and film studios.

Doors for the event open at 4.30pm and the performance will start at 5pm. Tickets cost £8 (under 11s £5).

To book, you can purchase tickets from the abbey itself, from Bridge Hardware in East Street or via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/644932 (booking fee applies).


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