Judi Dench to narrate Les Enfants Terribles' The Terrible Infants at Wilton's Music Hall
The award-winning company revive their famous work.
Les Enfants Terribles have today announced that their multi-award winning show The Terrible Infants will be staged in an anniversary production at Wilton's Music Hall running from 27 September to 28 October 2017 with an official opening on 3 October.
Dame Judi Dench will narrate this collection of twisted short stories by Oliver Lansley and Sam Wyer which is performed with puppetry and live music. The production originally debuted in 2007 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since enjoyed numerous UK tours. This revived production will feature new material that reflects Les Enfants Terribles’ bold, innovative and irreverent style.
"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!"
Oliver Lansley (Artistic Director) and James Seager (Producer) of Les Enfants Terribles said: “The Terrible Infants is a project which is very close to our hearts so we’re thrilled to be able to bring it back into the limelight for its tenth birthday. It’s always been at the back of our minds to revisit the show (audiences still talk to us about it all these years later!) and we’re delighted that the bewitching Wilton’s Music Hall will be its London home."
Based on a series of short stories by Oliver Lansley and Sam Wyer the production is directed by the pair and is devised by the company. It features music by Tomas Gisby and Neil Townsend and puppets designed and made by Sam Wyer and costumes by Trish Wyer and Sally Higginson.
Les Enfants Terribles are also presenting Alice’s Adventure’s Underground once again at The Vaults this summer.