Roll up; roll up and join Dr Longitude on his hilarious, puppet – packed quest for imaginary animals in the most ‘magnifical’, ‘tremendible’ and ‘fantasticulous’ show in town!

Watch the caravan of curiosities and its crew of mysterious misfits as they discover if bumblewasps are poisonous, what whistling panks eat, what happens when you lick trisillian toads, and whether the fabled Brian May Cow actually exists?

Help them answer these and more pointless questions in a ludicrously lyrical and magically musical tour from the acclaimed creators of Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Trench, and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.

An indoor theatre version of the silliest, funniest and most entertaining family show to date – suitable for big kids and small grown-ups!

Show Reviews >


Primary Times
‘A great choice if you’re looking for something that works for young and older alike, we enjoyed every marvellous minute’

Total Theatre
‘Les Enfants Terribles create a visually striking and highly fantastical word of circus and carnival, where anything seems possible’

Three Weeks ★★★★★
‘There wasn’t a child in the audience that wasn’t squealing with delight’

The List ★★★★★
‘Better than any family show has a right to be’

Fest ★★★★
‘A beautifully realised, pacey production performed with great panache’

Edinburgh Spotlight ★★★★
‘If Roald Dahl and Tim Burton had ever met and decided to open a travelling circus, the result might have been something close to Les Enfants Terribles’ superb storybook world’

Families Edinburgh ★★★★
If you like your shows clever, slick, funny & daft in equal measures then Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie at the Pleasance is a great show to see!

British Theatre Guide ★★★★★
Puppets, sing-alongs and wondrous stories for all the family; this brilliantly bonkers hour is one not to be missed.

Featured in The List’s top 20 shows to see at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Featured in Lyn Gardner’s article ‘Edinburgh festival for kids: the best family shows’



2015: Maxwell Tyler, Owen Jenkins, Catriona Mackenzie, Alice Bounce, Mackenzie Scott, Daniel King, Faye Billing, Lydia Hourihan
2014: Anthony Spargo, Martyn Dempsey, Alice Bounce, Jess Robinson, John Cockerill, Rachel Dawson

Written by Oliver Lansley and Anthony Spargo
Directed by Emma Earle, Oliver Lansley and James Seager
Associate Directors – Rob Beck, Anthony Spargo, Alice Bounce and Fiona Porritt
Music – Tom Gisby
Set Design – Jo Scotcher
Costume and Puppet Design – Samuel Wyer
Lighting Design – Chris Withers
Stage Manager – Abi Toghill
Re-Lighter and Lighting Operators – Sam House and Jack Weir
Sound Operators – Kieran McGuire and Liam McDermott
Costume Maker– Grace Nichols
Additional Puppet Maker – Daisy Beattie
Additional Puppets – Kaylie Joy Black
Set Construction – Foxglove
Set Painter – Grace Brennan
Poster Design – Alfie Boyd

Special thanks to: Without Walls, Tania Harrison, Lattitude Festival, Jo Bowis, Footprint Scenery, Malcolm Sanders, Malcolm Lansley and Theatre Delicatessen.