Tue 2 Oct

The Trench

Olivier Award nominated Les Enfants Terribles bring their signature style of visual storytelling to the stage with their First World War epic, The Trench; blending live music, puppetry and physical performance for this special centenary production.

Written by Oliver Lansley and with live music by Alexander Wolfe, The Trench is inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One. As the horror threatens to engulf him, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems. The line between fantasy and reality blurs as he embarks on an epic journey for survival questioning what’s real, what’s not and whether it even matters?

Presented by Les Enfants Terribles, the creators of The Terrible Infants, Alice’s Adventures Underground and The Vaudevillains.

Venue: Pentland Theatre

“A pitch perfect demonstration of atmospheric theatre.” ★★★★★ List (read the full review)

“The overall vision stays with you like a strange, significant dream.” ★★★★ The Times

“Exciting, slick and evocative.” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"We are with Bert, feeling the claustrophobic tunnel roof pressing against our heads ... This is a very physical performance with marvellous use of puppetry, ranging from a touching view of Bert’s young pregnant wife to the various forms of the devilish goblin character ... The audience response is terrific and you can cut the silent anticipation with a knife." ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub (read the full review)

Age Guidance: 10+
Running Time: 75 mins (no interval)

Latecomers may not be admitted.

Group Discount: Buy 10 tickets, save 10%

Booking Info

£14 / £12 / Schools £10

Age Guidance: 10+

  • Tue 2 Oct 20182.30pmBook

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