Of Les enfants terribles

Watched an interesting Musical over de weekend.

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one’s preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.

- Jean Cocteau, Les Enfants Terribles

Tilly loved telling tales, but the tales Tilly told tended to be totally untrue…

Based upon a series of twisted tales, The Terrible Infants blends puppetry, live music, performance, storytelling and physicality into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown-ups.

Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum, Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets, little Linena, the material girl, manky Mingus and of course little Tilly and her terrible tail.

Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, scary, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, musical, magical piece of performance. Featuring narration from Dame Judi Dench, enjoy an evening of deliciously wicked stories of naughty children and dreadful deeds!