After a sell-out five star run at the Edinburgh Festival Les Enfants Terribles tour the UK with their new award-winning show, The Trench.
From the team behind The Terrible Infants, Ernest and the Pale Moon and The Vaudevillains, comes a new play inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed in a tunnel during World War One. As the horror threatens to engulf him, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems as he starts to discover a new, strange world beneath the mud and death. Setting off on an epic journey of salvation, the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur as he questions what's real, what's not and whether it even matters?
Blending live music, puppetry and physical performance, The Trench is the critically acclaimed new show "from razor sharp theatre company." Les Enfants Terribles (The Telegraph). The company has performed productions to thousands of people all over the world including theatres in Poland, Czech Republic, Dubai, Norway, Singapore, Australia, and has toured extensively all over the UK winning vast critical acclaim.
Written by Oliver Lansley (BBC2's Whites, ITV2's FM and SKY'S Little Crackers) with music by acclaimed artist Alexander Wolfe. Alexander has performed with many artists including Jamie Cullum and Paul Weller before embarking on a solo career with his debut album Morning Brings a Flood winning huge acclaim from the New York Post to The Sunday Times.
Suitable for 12+
ShowTalk: This performance will be followed by a post show Q & A
Run time 1 hour
A total theatre experience of engrossing intensity, The Trench employs acting, mime, music, puppetry, film and even flying to enrich history with the quality of myth and reinvest an old story with the power it has lost through over familiarity. The Stage
Must See Show A pitch perfect demonstration of atmospheric theatre. LET's experience in creating sinister worlds works perfectly with the subject matter to create a devastatingly emotive glimpse into hell on earth. The List
....the overall vision stays with you like a strange, significant dream. Times
Les Enfants Terribles' latest creation is exciting, slick and evocative. What's On Stage
This incredible production was skilfully performed with strong images, imposing puppetry and powerful projected shadow film. British Theatre Guide
Total triumph...This production uses theatre to its full potential. It's impossible to imagine any other art form achieving the same. Edinburgh Evening News