Spejbl was made by woodcarver Karel Nosek from Pilsen, based on artistic design of Professor Josef Skupa in 1919-1920. The exact date of Spejbl´s first performance on stage is unknown, but it took place in the autumn of 1920 in the Pilsen Puppet Theatre where Spejbl was making appearance as a gymnast on the trapeze. He was a partner to Kasparek, another popular character well known in Pilsen, and together they usually played an encore for children’s audience.
Spejbl marionette is a typical Czech puppet. Every kid in Czech Republic knows the famous couple Spejbl and Hurvinek. He’s a very nice, grown man, and we’re sure he’s gonna entertain you just like he entertains the Czech audience.