Karen's love of Puppet Theatre began at an early age. In 1986 she joined her
puppet making family 'The International Purves Puppets' as a puppeteer,
touring large scale ultra violet shows Internationally. Karen then moved to
'Norwich Puppet Theatre' in 89' working as a puppet maker and designer as
well as performing. It was during this time that karen's dedication to
creating high quality, imagnative Puppet Theatre for young children began to
flourish. Developing her own unique style Karen produced and performed some
of NPT's most sucsessful shows.
Since setting up 'Banyan' Karen has worked as a free lance director/designer
for many other companies, such as the Highly acclaimed 'Little Angel
Theatre' London. Teaching puppetry to drama students , Directing short films
and working as an arts facillitator continue to expand her work.
passion for live music Karen has collaborated with many musicians taking
puppetry to alternative adult audiences as well as it being an integral part
of her work with children.
Now based in N.Ireland, Karen continues to
develop and expand her skills, and produce creative theatre and is commited
to keeping the art of puppetry alive and exciting!