Les Enfants Terribles


The Fanstastic Flying Exploratory Laboratory

The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory © Brighton Festival Vic Frankowski

About the show

Les Enfants Terribles present their new outdoor show The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory, a stand-alone ‘side-quel’ to the hugely successful The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie.
The show follows Dr Latitude and his team of misguided misfits on a global quest, discovering incredible and entirely ‘fictitious’ new lands, tribes, flora and fauna previously unknown to humankind!
Dr Latitude’s stories are brought to life using a ‘hot air balloon flying machine’ that soars above our heads in spectacular fashion, creating a theatrical spectacle for outdoor and festival environments, as well as allowing large audiences excellent viewpoints.
Additionally, Les Enfants Terribles aim to pioneer a system which allows our audiences to receive a visceral listening experience; as the sound is projected through wireless headphones, rather than a conventional PA system.

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About the company

‘Razor sharp theatre group Les Enfants Terribles’ (THE TELEGRAPH) is one of the most innovative and exciting theatre companies working today.
Their work includes award-winning, international stage shows such as The Trench, The Terrible Infants and The Vaudevillains; groundbreaking immersive work like Alice’s Adventures Underground; and innovative outdoor touring work such as The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie.
Run by Oliver Lansley and James Seager the company is dedicated to creating original, innovative and exciting theatre. Known for their striking visual aesthetic and innovative use of props, puppetry and live music they are constantly pushing themselves to explore new ways of telling stories and immersing themselves and their audiences in the weird and wonderful worlds created by the shows.


Commissioners and Partners

Commissioned by Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Just So Festival.

Suitcase logo The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory by Les Enfants Terribles is currently available for touring. Please contact the company directly for details of availability, technical requirements and costs.

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