Fresh from their hit Olivier nominated production, Alice’s Adventure’s Underground, innovative theatre company Les Enfants Terribles arrive at Wiltons to present their multiple award-winning show, The Terrible Infants.
Based upon a series of twisted tales by Oliver Lansley and Samuel Wyer, this fantastic spectacle blends puppetry, live music, performance, and dark story telling into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown ups.
Featuring narration recorded by Dame Judi Dench.
Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum, Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets, little Linena, the material girl, manky Mingus, and of course little Tilly and her terrible tale.
Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, scary, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, musical, magical piece of performance!
When you tell too many tall tales, those tales have a tendency to take over,
growing bigger and uglier and stronger and scarier, layering lie upon lie, fib upon fib,
white lies turn to grey and grey turn to black,
while you’re lugging around this huge tale on your back.
It’s always behind you, but none of it’s true,
and soon you can’t control the tale, it is the tale that controls you…
2017 CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED
Matt Ian Kelly
in 2007 Neil Townsend was part of the cast for the Edinbuurgh Festival
in 2012 Eamon O’Dwyer joined the cast for the Adelaide Fringe
Based on a series of short stories by: Oliver Lansley and Sam Wyer
Additional Direction: James Seager
Devised by: The Company
Music by: Tomas Gisby and Neil Townsend
Designed and made by: Sam Wyer
Lighting Design: Chris Withers, Marec Joyce (2010)
Costumes: Trish Wyer and Sally Higginson
Cart constructed by: Nick Wyer
Scenic painting by: Jill Doherty
Lineana made by: Alex Batten
The Terrible Infants has toured internationally to Australia, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and three Edinburgh Festivals