Meet Alexander Wolfe and James Seager of Les Enfants Terribles
Showing at the Southwark Playhouse, from 10 October to 17 November, Olivier Award nominated Les Enfants Terribles bring their signature style of visual storytelling to the stage with their First World War epic, The Trench; blending live music, puppetry and physical performance for this special centenary production. The Trench was written by Oliver Lansley, directed by James Seager and has live music by Alexander Wolfe.
Press ‘play’ and hear the buzz after a special viewing of the show, organised by RAW PR. Bloggers were invited to hear live music performed by Alexander and the chance to meet the cast, writer and director of the The Trench at Southwark Playhouse. Here’s my interview with Alexander and James. There’s also a video recording of Alexander performing live to the audience (just scroll to the end of the page).
The Trench is inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One. As the horror threatens to engulf him, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems. The line between fantasy and reality blurs as he embarks on an epic journey for survival questioning what’s real, what’s not and whether it even matters?
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tuesday 10 October – 17 November 2018
Live video recording of Alexander Wolfe on the night of October 17 at the Southwark Playhouse. Video Recorded by Eva B.
Shout out to the lovely @RawPRTweets and the delightful @LesEnfantsTerr for their bloggers night of #TheTrench at @swkplay. EXCLUSIVE – @OliLansley is a fan of blue cheese. You heard it here first folks! More info on @MiroMagazine tomorrow pic.twitter.com/wSuZHumsWn
— Daniel Perks (@dperks13) October 17, 2018
— LoveLDNLoveCulture (@LoveLDNLoveCul) October 17, 2018
It’s been around for 6 years, and finally @LesEnfantsTerr bring #TheTrench to London’s @swkplay for the 100-year anniversary of the end of WW1. Theatre editor @dperks13 popped along to chat to the creative team post show – check out some sneak preview pics! Review to follow pic.twitter.com/PFzxrLQ1pw
— Miro Magazine (@MiroMagazine) October 18, 2018
— MusicalTheatreMusing (@sarah_mcpartlan) October 17, 2018
It’s been a long day, but it ended on a high (and a fat glass of wine) by meeting the cast, director & composer of @LesEnfantsTerr‘s The Trench @swkplay with fellow #LDNTHEATREBLOGGERS.A landmark production marking the centenary of WW1 #puppetry #theatrecraft #music #storytelling pic.twitter.com/19NdJlxuxO
— Trendfem.com🌸🎶 (@MaryGNguyen) October 17, 2018
Date of interview: 17 October 2018, around 9 pm. Interviewees: Alexander Wolfe and James Seager. Interviewer: Mary Nguyen. Music by Norman Cheung.
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