After a sell-out five star run at the Edinburgh Festival Les Enfants Terribles bring their award-winning new show to London for five performances only.
The play is inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed in a tunnel during World War One.
From the Old Vic Tunnels: “As the horror threatens to engulf him, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems as he starts to discover a new, strange world beneath the mud and death. Setting off on an epic journey of salvation, the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur as he questions what’s real, what’s not and whether it even matters? Blending live music, puppetry and physical performance, The Trench is the eagerly anticipated new show “from razor sharp theatre company,” Les Enfants Terribles (The Telegraph).”
“A total theatre experience of engrossing intensity, The Trench employs acting, mime, music, puppetry, film and even flying to enrich history with the quality of myth and reinvest an old story with the power it has lost through over familiarity.” – Must See Show (The Stage)
“A pitch perfect demonstration of atmospheric theatre. LET’s experience in creating sinister worlds works perfectly with the subject matter to create a devastatingly emotive glimpse into hell on earth” (The List)
“the overall vision stays with you like a strange, significant dream.” (Times)
“Total triumph… This production uses theatre to its full potential. It’s impossible to imagine any other art form achieving the same.” (Edinburgh Evening News)
***** The List – ‘Perfect’, ***** Fest – ‘Epic’, ***** Ed Spotlight – ‘Powerful’, ***** Broadway Baby – ‘Must be seen’, ***** British Theatre Guide- ‘Incredible’, ***** Edinburgh Evening News – ‘A Triumph’, ***** FringeBiscuit – ‘Phenomenal’, ***** Fringe Guru – ‘A masterpiece’, ***** One4Review – ‘Amazing’, ***** TV Bomb – ‘Spectacular’, ***** Hairline – ‘an experience like no other,’, **** The Times – ‘Beautiful’, **** Sunday Express – ‘Spellbinding’, **** Edinburgh Guide – ‘Outstanding’, **** Sunday Times – ‘Panic-soaked’, **** What’s on Stage – ‘Excellent’, **** The Good Review – ‘Fantastic’, **** SGFringe – ‘Miraculous’