After a sell-out five star run at the Edinburgh Festival Les Enfants Terribles bring their award-winning new show to London for six performances only.
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.
Saturday 22, 6pm & 8pm
Sunday 23, 5pm
Monday 24, 8pm
Tuesday 25, 8pm
Wednesday 26, 8pm
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 eagerly anticipated new show “from razor sharp theatre company” (The Telegraph).
Written by Oliver Lansley (BBC2’s Whites, ITV2’s FM and SKY’S Little Crackers) with music by acclaimed artist Alexander Wolfe. Oliver also stars and is just about to appear in the BBC4 film “The Best Possible Taste” playing the late great comedian Kenny Everett – Due for transmission in October.
“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
“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.” The Times
***** The List - 'Perfect', ***** Fest - 'Epic', ***** Ed Spotlight - 'Powerful', ***** Broadway Baby - 'Must be seen', ***** British Theatre Guide- 'Incredible', ***** Edinburgh Evening News - ‘A Triumph’, ***** FringeBiscuit - 'Phenomenal', ***** Fringe Guru - 'A masterpiece', ***** One4Review - 'Amazing', ***** TV Bomb - 'Spectacular', ***** Hairline - 'an experience like no other,', **** The Times - 'Beautiful', **** Sunday Express - 'Spellbinding', **** Edinburgh Guide - 'Outstanding', **** Sunday Times - 'Panic-soaked', **** What’s on Stage - 'Excellent’, **** The Good Review - 'Fantastic’, **** SGFringe - 'Miraculous’