A tale of our time … a visual puppetry treat !

Touring since 2021

Flotsam floats, Jetsam sinks  –  both their worlds are on the brinks,

The jagged arcs of waves and sharks  –  chase them both in minds and hearts.

They must break through their tears and fears - and worries of a thousand years,

To find what’s true and out of the blue  –  discover the other and a friend that’s new.

45 Minutes

Lempen Puppet Theatre

Liz und Daniel Lempen

Mark Whitaker

Chris Davies






“Liz and Daniel Lempen with their gentle play,

terrific manipulation, beautiful, fun-grotesque puppets

and wonderful music by Chris Davies, have created a

most contemporary story that moves hearts!”

Frank Demenga, Bern Puppet Theatre

“I thought the show was engaging, colourful

And just the right length for children. It was also funny and touching.  

The professionalism of the puppetry was exceptional. I loved the bit where

Jetsam was running against the storm. The work on his body and limbs

were just so realistically done, we could feel the wind with him!”

Lauren Jackson, Events Co-ordinator, The Muni, Colne


And some audience comments:

“Flotsam & Jetsam was magical and beautiful!”


“I loved it all.

It was beautifully performed.

The puppets were lovely

and the music was enchanting.”


Wonderful, topical and humorous.”

Flotsam is soft, flexible, laid back. She slides and glides

through life on the ice. Jetsam is the opposite, his insectile

body is stiff and nervy, alert and watchful, suspicious of all

in his forest home.

And then comes the weather… and they are both cast adrift in

a world that is strange to them and full of a range of dangers.

Finally washed up on the same island beach they must

discover the other and work out how they can work together.

A hopeful, adventure story about two very different creatures that must learn to work together. Visual theatre with original music and delightful puppetry.

Suitable for everyone from 4 – 104.