Meet the Cast of Leaper!

We’re about to go into rehearsals and want to introduce you to our wonderful cast….

‘Daughter’ – Lizzie Franks:

Lizzie is an actor, choreographer and part of comedy double act ‘Franks and Skinner’.

Lizzie trained at The Arts Educational School, Tring, in dance and musical theatre and then studied Drama at Exeter University.  Lizzie has performed in theatres, parks and even in a pond (as a water puppeteer!). She also works as a deviser and writer and loves being part of family shows that combine visual theatre, puppetry, music and great stories.

Theatre credits include; Cinderella (Ben Crocker/The Roses Theatre), The Tale of Mr Tumble (Manchester Opera House), Stockton International Circus Festival (Slunglow Theatre Co.), Franks and Skinner (Just The Tonic, Edinburgh), Jack and The Beanstalk (Peterborough Key Theatre), Grandpa in My Pocket: Teamwork! (Nottingham Playhouse/ National Tour to No.1 venues), Dick Whittington and his Cat (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Cuckoo’s Nest (Lost Theatre, London) The Alchemystorium (Gomito Productions), Rift Zone (New Diorama Theatre, London).

TV/Film credits include: Mister Maker’s Arty Party (CBeebies), Guitar Hero Live (Activision), Grandpa In My Pocket (Adastra Creative/ CBeebies).


‘Father’ – Philip Bosworth:

Philip is an actor, a puppeteer and a puppet-maker.

Philip has worked in theatres all over the UK and across the world, as well as on the streets, in people’s homes, in underground tunnels, and even a converted fish packing factory in Norway! Philip is also a designer and maker for puppet shows and cartoonist.

Theatre credits include; The BFG (Bolton Octagon) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Vaults Waterloo/Les Petits/EBP productions) Bookstory (Monstro Theatre, UK tour); A High Street Odyssey (Inspector Sands, UK street tour); Monkey Bars (Chris Goode & Co/Unicorn Theatre/Traverse Theatre); The Adventures of Thunder and Coal (Nonesuch Theatre); Flogging a Dead Horse (Faulty Optic/Roundhouse London/European Tour); Henry and Elizabeth (Chris Goode & Co,UK Homes Tour); Horrid Henry – Live and Horrid! (Watershed/MJE Productions/Sheffield Lyceum/Trafalgar Studios/UK Tour); Hedda Gabler & The Man of Future is Dead (Edinburgh/Bulandra Theatre Bucharest); Swimming In The Shallows (Pleasance).


 Puppeteer – Robert Welling:

Robert is an actor and has recently finished working as a puppeteer for Theatre Hullabaloo.

Robert trained at The University of Exeter and Drama Centre London. He enjoys devising new work as well as working with traditional texts and has performed in festivals, theatres and all kinds of weird and wonderful places all over the UK. Robert is also an associate artist at theatre company Wet Picnic.

Theatre credits include; Bear & Butterfly (Theatre Hullabaloo / UK tour), Full Stop (UK Tour), Hamlet (Park Theatre), On Love (The Bike Shed), Suitcases (York Theatre Royal), Orestes (The Scoop), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Middle Temple), Ovid’s Banquet Of Sense (Shakespeare’s Globe), Romeo & Juliet (The Dell, RSC Festival), Ghetto (Watford Palace), Whistle Down The Wind (West End).

TV/Film credits include Billy Elliot (Working Title Films) and Crip on a Trip (Channel 4).


In Leaper we’ll be playing with puppets, light, movement, music and even the odd song or two. We can’t wait to get going and see what they can do!!

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