Les Enfants Terribles’ war drama The Trench to make London debut at Southwark Playhouse

Les Enfants Terribles will be bringing their production of The Trench to London for the first time this autumn to make the centenary of the First World War.

The Trench is inspired by the true story of a miner who is trapped in a tunnel during the World War One, and discovers a new world beneath the mud.

Written by the company’s artistic director Oliver Lansley, the piece will blend physical storytelling and puppetry with live music and an original soundtrack composed and performed by songwriter Alexander Wolfe, a long-time collaborator of the Les Enfants Terribles.

Directed by Lansley and producer James Seager, The Trench will run at Southwark Playhouse from 10th October to 17th November, with an official opening on 16th October. There will also be a special performance on Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Sunday - at 3pm.

The production, which premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012, will have designs by Samuel Wyer and lighting by Paul Green.

The Trench is at Southwark Playhouse from 10th October to 17th November.

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