Roll up, roll up, for the most mysterious, magical and magnificent experience of your life! An enormous exotic caravan has suspiciously arrived in town complete with strange characters that entertain, amuse and beguile. Are you ready to watch and learn from the Les Enfants Terribles’ Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie?
From the makers of Alice’s Adventures Underground and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs comes an outdoor event like no other: packed with Vaudeville acts, live musicians and puppeteers. Feast your eyes on this wondrous treat for all the family; an extravaganza fit for a king or a pauper!
How many legs does a ‘Decapus’ have? Is the fabled ‘Massive Paw’ just a myth? Have you even seen a ‘Bumblewasp’? What do you feed a ‘Whistling Pank’?
Find out and let the zany Dr. Longitude and his strange traveling players regale you with their mesmerizing stories of wit, virtue and courageous endeavours all bursting from their weird and wonderful imaginations. Our professional zookeepers will share their witty and twisted tales rendered with a bizarre theatricality that is all their own.
Journey with them as they venture through sizzling safaris and snowy Siberia. Float among the clouds and plunge into the murky depths of the sea as they search for fascinating animals both exotic and rare. But why are they telling their stories and what’s lurking behind their façade?
Enter and be entertained by the world’s weirdest wonder emporium!
2016: Maxwell Tyler, Alice Bounce, Owen Jenkins, Christopher Finn, Susanna Jennings
2015: Stephen Spencer, Dan King, Owen Jenkins, Catriona Mackenzie, Mackenzie Scott, Paul Sandys, Lydia Hourihan, Susanna Jennings
2013 & 2014: Anthony Spargo, Stephen Spencer, Martyn Dempsey, Daniel King, Leigh Quinn, Alice Bounce, Catriona Mackenzie, Grace Carter, Jo Bowis, Rachel Dawson, Mackenzie Scott
Written by Oliver Lansley & Anthony Spargo
Directed by Emma Earle, Oliver Lansley, & James Seager
Designed by Sam Wyer & Jo Scotcher
Music by Tom Gisby Production Manager Ian Moore
Lighting Operator / SM Beth Willaims, Nicola Hill, Alex Johnson, Al Orange, Fiona Porritt, Kieran McGuire
Costumes by Grace Nicholas Costume Assistant Sarah Mercade
Assistant Director Jess Edwards
Assistant Puppet makers Caroline Bowman, Daisy Beattie, Zosia Stella Sawicka
Prop maker / Scenic Painter Jonathan Van Beek, Peter Arnold
Set reconstruction Foxglove
Les Enfants Terribles Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie was co-comissioned by Without Walls and GDIF Special Thanks to: Bradley Hemmings, Malcolm Lansley, Tania Harrison, Malcolm Sanders