Les Enfants Terribles

Multi award-winning theatre company


‘Razor sharp theatre group Les Enfants Terribles’ (THE TELEGRAPH) is one of the most innovative and exciting theatre companies working today. Our work includes award-winning, international stage shows such as ‘THE TRENCH’, ‘THE TERRIBLE INFANTS’ and ‘THE VAUDEVILLAINS‘, Groundbreaking immersive work including Olivier-nominated ‘ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND’, ‘DINNER AT THE TWITS’, ‘THE GAMES AFOOT’ and ‘INSIDE PUSSY RIOT‘, Innovative outdoor family touring work such as ‘THE MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE’ and ‘THE FANTASTICAL FLYING EXPLORATORY LABORATORY‘ and large-scale public events and installations in the corporate and cultural sectors for the likes of The British Library and the V&A. Run by Oliver Lansley and James Seager the company is dedicated to creating original, innovative and exciting theatre. Known for our striking visual aesthetic and innovative use of props, puppetry and live music we are constantly pushing ourselves to explore new ways of telling stories and immersing ourselves and our audiences in the weird and wonderful worlds created by our shows. Our artistic policy is to make theatre we love and theatre that excites us, and we hope in turn excites our audiences. Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Oliver Lansley, the company has received consistent critical acclaim, won top industry awards, and established a large and loyal following for its unique work. The company were nominated for an Olivier Award in 2015, made the Stage Power 100 List in 2017 and was nominated for The Stage Innovation Award in 2016. Longtime collaborator James Seager came on board as Producer to co-run the company in 2005. The company has performed to thousands of people all over the world including Poland, Czech Republic, Dubai, Norway, Singapore, Australia, as well as building a large and loyal rural touring audience.

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