The Terrible Infants

Les Enfants Terribles bring their multiple award-winning show, The Terrible Infants to the magical surroundings of Wiltons Music Hall for the first time.

Based upon a series of twisted tales, this fantastic spectacle blends puppetry, live music and story-telling into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown-ups! Featuring narration from Dame Judi Dench.

Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum, Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets, Little Linena, the material girl and of course little Tilly and her terrible tail. Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, magical piece of performance.

This unforgettable 10th anniversary production follows the huge success of The Trench, The Vaudevillains and the Olivier Award-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Dates

2007

31st July - 23rd December

2008

20th & 21st February & 9th April - 25th August

2009

20th May - 14th June

2010

11th June - 31st August

2011

18th - 20th June & 3rd October

2012

21st February - 16th March

2017

27th September - 28th October

Follow this show

5/5

"A beautifully realised slice of vaudevillian puppet theatre"

5/5

"It’s a stunner: extravagantly imaginative and brimming with barmy puppets and rowdy live music"

"The spirit of Struwwelpeter, Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl screeching and laughing into the 21st century"

(Critics Choice)
5/5

"It’s like giving your inner child an enormous sack of sweets and a cuff round the ear: Wildly lyrical, darkly camp and musically adept…"

5/5

"For kids or adults alike, these morality tales are simply tremendous fun and the performers are some of the best you’ll see in this genre."

5/5

"A box of delights"

5/5

"A rare gem of a show from this tremendously talented troupe"

5/5

"A hugely entertaining and mesmerising performance"

5/5

"A beautifully-staged storybook full of morality tales, presented in a visually-appealing vaudeville style"

Spotlight
5/5

"Huge fun and a must-see for anyone who loves exciting and imaginative theatre"

5/5

"The tales may be childish; but this show is professional, original and brilliant"

5/5

"Colourful and wickedly fun this is storytelling as it should be"

5/5

"I loved it so much I didn’t want it to end. Simply excellent"

5/5

"Theatre at its very best"

5/5

"A deliciously dark and playful little nugget of theatre for big kids and their parents."

5/5

"Missing The Terrible Infants should be penalised by law. If ever there was a more perfect little show, this is it"

Hairline
5/5

"Should be put to the top of every family’s must-see list"

Kryztoff
5/5

"Although this is a very dark comedy musical piece, the biggest laughs come from the youngest member of the audience sitting down the front"

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