About the show
Manic misbehaviour takes to the stage with The Terrible Infants at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Free for a bit of baby-sitting? Well, you might change your mind when you see this lot. Less bountiful bouncing babies and more cackling crawling creatures, The Terrible Infants are the tots of your worst nightmares. Presented as a new 10th anniversary production, the acclaimed theatre company Les Enfants Terribles perform their award-winning show.
The Terrible Infants showcases a wide-range of the storytelling troupe’s skills. Puppetry and live-music bring to life a whole team of little rotters. Theatrical legend Dame Judi Dench provides the show’s narration.
Step inside the deep dark word of Les Enfants Terribles and you can expect to meet Tumb, the little boy who eats his own mum. There’s also Thingummyboy, the child with a face so forgettable even his mother can’t remember what he looks like. And there’s Little Linena, the material girl, and Tilly, the kids who loves telling tales.
Becky Bainbridge, Richard Booth, Oliver Lansley, Serena Manteghi and Christo Squire star in the show.
Les Enfants Terribles are best known for their Olivier Award-nominated immersive show Alice’s Adventures Underground. Their other works include The Trench and also The Vaudevillains. The group made a name for themselves with their twisted and fantastic take on traditional tales.
Writing about the show in The Guardian, Lyn Gardner described it as, “Terrific fun, poised somewhere between Shockheaded Peter and Roald Dahl’s nastiest stories.” Metro also loved the show, saying it is, “Deliciously dark and very twisted… Like giving your inner child an enormous sack of sweets.”
Fans of Roald Dahl’s darkest characters and Tim Burton’s Gothic creations will love this show. It’s going to be popular, so make sure you grab a ticket whilst you can.
Squirm, giggle and tap your feet to the beat of this perfectly peculiar piece of puppetry.
According to Wilton’s, this show is ‘suitable for big kids and small grown-ups’.
The Terrible Infants runs at Wilton’s Musical Hall from 27 September – 28 October 2017.