Media Release: Roll up, roll up – Les Enfants Terribles return to Edinburgh


Roll up, roll up, for the most ‘magnifical’, ‘tremendible’ and ‘fantasticulous’ experience in town!

EVER wanted to count a Decapus’s legs? Or wondered what a Whistling Pank eats?

Would you like to catch a glimpse of the fabled ‘Massive Paw’? Or lick a Tresillian Toad?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

Dr Longitude and his team of ‘experts’ are here to guide you through a puppet-packed, ludicrously lyrical and magically musical tour of the Imaginary Menagerie’s finest exhibits.

From the acclaimed, award-winning creators of The Terrible Infants, Alice’s Adventures Underground and The Trench, Les Enfants Terribles return to Edinburgh with their most silliest, fun and entertaining family shows to date suitable for big kids and small grown-ups.

Featuring puppetry, music, comedy and physical theatre, The Menagerie is not to be missed!

Written by Anthony Spargo and Oliver Lansley a published playwright who also works extensively in television – co-creating/writing ITV2’s ‘FM’ and numerous other projects, including ‘WHITES’ which was shown on BBC2 and starred Alan Davies.

He was named a ‘broadcast hotshot’ by Broadcast magazine and won the ‘Multi-talented’ award at Channel 4’s 4-Talent Awards.

“Les Enfants Terribles have actually found that winning formula of talent, charm and absolute irreverence – think, really cool top of the class kids.” – The Stage

Pleasance Beyond – 11am 5th to 31st August

Tickets:  £9.50 – £13.00 / Conc £8 – £12.50

Box Office: 0131 556 6550

To book review tickets please contact the Pleasance Press Office – 0131 556 6557

Producer and press contact: James Seager – – 07815 040999

“A beautifully-realised, pacey production performed with great panache.” – FEST

“Les Enfants Terribles create a visually striking and highly fantastical world of circus and carnival, where anything seems possible.” – TOTAL THEATRE

“If Roald Dahl and Tim Burton had ever met and decided to open a travelling circus, the result might have been something close to Les Enfants Terribles’ superb storybook world.” – EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT

“Better than any family show has a right to be.” –  The List

“There wasn’t a child in the audience that wasn’t squealing with delight.” –  Three weeks

“A great choice if you’re looking for something that works for young and older alike. We enjoyed every marvellous minute!” - PRIMARY TIMES

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