A FEAST OF THE MACABRE FOR ALL HALLOWS EVE
For three nights only prepare to face your fears as you dance with the devil or frolic in the forest, then top it all off with a decadent feast by Petersham Nurseries’ Michelin Star chef Skye Gyngell.
THURSDAY 27, FRIDAY 28 AND SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER
TICKETS: £80 includes entertainment, food and table wine
Book online or call the box office on 0844 871 7628
Church Lane (off Petersham Road)
(for futher travel information please visit Petersham Nurseries’ website)
‘As the name of his company suggests, Oliver Lansley of Les Enfants Terribles has actually found that winning formula of talent, charm and absolute irreverence - think, really cool top of the class kid.’
“Razor sharp theatre group Les Enfants Terribles” (THE TELEGRAPH) are dedicated to creating original, innovative and exciting theatre that challenges, inspires and entertains. We are constantly pushing ourselves to explore and develop new techniques and methods to tell stories whilst at the heart of our work always remaining accessible to our audience and ever growing fan-base. Born out of genuine passion and excitement for creating theatre, we are always keen to find new ways of immersing ourselves and our audiences into the weird and wonderful worlds created by our shows.
Founded by Artistic Director Oliver Lansley in 2001, the company has continued to grow and receive consistent critical acclaim, been nominated for and won top industry awards, and established a large and loyal following for its original and unique work. The company has performed productions to thousands of people all over the world including theatres in Poland, Czech Republic, Dubai, Norway, Singapore and has toured extensively all over the UK.
Long time collaborators James Seager and Tomas Gisby came on board as associate producers to co-run the company in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
In its ten year history the company has gone from performing in 50 seat venues on a shoe-string budget to working consistently in large scale venues, building a considerable critical and commercial following, seeing a significant yearly increase in its annual turnover and touring the globe with its fresh and innovative productions. Les Enfants Terribles have now built a reputation for being one of the most visually exciting British theatre companies working today.
‘Is there anything Les Enfants Terribles can do wrong? Missing a show by Les Enfants Terribles would constitute somewhat of a sacrilege.’
The Company’s inceptive production West, began with a sell-out run in London’s Docklands before being asked to transfer to The Assembly Rooms for the 2002 Edinburgh Festival where it won the Herald Devil Award and The Times ‘Critic’s choice’.
The Germinator (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - 2003)
- 5 Star ‘Hairline Highlight’ winner:
‘Takes theatre beyond mere entertainment…’
Bedtime Stories (Landor Theatre Clapham, Gilded Balloon Edinburgh 2004)
- 5 Star ‘Top Ticket’:
‘Definitely one of this year’s ‘must sees.’
Immaculate (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, Old Red Lion, London, International and Domestic Tour 2005)
- 5 Star ‘Critic’s Choice’:
‘Genuinely a laugh a minute, with some real strokes of comic genius.’
Published by Nick Hern books and listed as one of the top ten selling plays in Samuel French London in 2010.
The Infant (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, Old Red Lion, London, International Tour 2006 & 2011 UK Tour)
- 5 star ‘Critic’s Choice’:
‘An amazing play; The Infant is excellent in every level, and there are not enough words to praise all of its qualities.’
The Terrible Infants (Pleasance, Edinburgh 2007, has since toured on and off both domestically and internationally including two returns to the Edinburgh Festival)
- 5 star ‘Critic’s choice’:
Winner of: The Argus Angel award, Latest 7 Best Children’s Event Award, Fringe Review’s Outstanding Theatre Award and Fringe Report’s Best Entertainment Award.
‘Magical, this is storytelling as it should be.’
Ernest and the Pale Moon (2009 Pleasance, Edinburgh & Domestic tour 2010)
- 5 star ‘Critic’s choice’
‘Darkchat’ Award Winner, ‘Hairline Highlight’ award winner. The Stage ‘Must See Show’.
Total Theatre Award Nominee
‘A gloriously gothic production.’
The Vaudevillains (2010 - 2011 Pleasance, Edinburgh, & the Charing Cross Theatre)
Time Out, The Telegraph and The Times ‘Critic’s choice’
‘This is a perfect miniature musical.’
'Les Enfants are a force to be reckoned with. ’
In addition to our theatrical output the company also creates bespoke events providing creative installations for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero's sold out London gigs at the Old Vic Tunnels, to further events for The Lyric, Latitude Festival and numerous others.
In the future, the Company hope to continue to produce work that captures people's imaginations and to keep building our reputation as one of the most fresh and exciting theatre companies around.
‘A talented company with a very sure sense of its own distinctive storytelling style.’