Les Enfants Terribles

Producers & Creators

‘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’, ‘The Vaudevillains’, groundbreaking immersive work like Olivier-nominated ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, ‘Dinner at the Twits’ and ‘The Game’s Afoot’, 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, the V&A, Stella Artois and Toyota among many others.

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 had 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.

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.

‘A talented company with a very sure sense of its own distinctive storytelling style.’


The children’s arm of Les Enfants, Les Petits Theatre Company, was established to inspire, enthuse, entertain and delight young audiences. Using well-known and loved children’s literature we aim to take stories from the page and bring them to life in creative and exciting ways.