Les Petits

Bringing the story to life for the little ones

Looking for theatre your kids will love but you wouldn’t mind sitting through too?

At Les Petits, we take children’s favourite stories and lift them off the page with interactivity, music, puppetry and playfulness. Born from the minds behind Les Enfants Terribles (for grown-ups!) we’re here to open up the possibilities of theatre to children through the tales they know and love.

From astronaut hippos to pirate dinosaurs, no world is too fantastical! We’ve worked with a variety of authors including David Walliams and Giles Andreae to bring their stories to life and share them with families across the UK and beyond!

Les Petits Shows

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

2013 - 2015

Adventures in Wonderland

2015 - 2019

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

2016 - 2020

The First Hippo on the Moon

2016 - 2017

Where it all started

Les Petits was established in 2013 as the children's arm of Les Enfants Terribles. After having children himself, James wanted to create theatre that they could enjoy but that wasn't patronising.

So, he and Oliver (founders of Les Enfants Terribles) decided to use their vast theatrical backgrounds to create high-end productions for kids, to help inspire the next generation of theatre-goers and makers.


I loved everything about this show. At the end, it felt like I had been on a magical adventure too.


The enthusiasm of the performers was infectious.

Three Weeks

A family friendly production that is just as entertaining for adults as it is for the children!

The Reviews Hub

One of the best children's shows for some time.

The Stage

Quite simply one of the best productions of children's theatre I have ever seen.

Parenting Without Tears

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