/Stagecake Podcast 5: Alexander Wolfe and James Seager, The Trench (2018)

Stagecake Podcast 5: Alexander Wolfe and James Seager, The Trench (2018)

Meet Alexander Wolfe and James Seager of Les Enfants Terribles

Oliver Lansley – ©Rah Petherbridge Photography

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?

Alexander Wolfe & James Hastings.©Rah Petherbridge Photography.

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tuesday 10 October – 17 November 2018

Kadell Herida, Edward Cartwright & James Hastings – ©Rah Petherbridge Photography

Click here for more information about Les Enfants Terribles. To book tickets and for more information about the Southwark Playhouse, go here.

Live video recording of Alexander Wolfe on the night of October 17 at the Southwark Playhouse. Video Recorded by Eva B.

Date of interview: 17 October 2018, around 9 pm. Interviewees: Alexander Wolfe and James Seager. Interviewer: Mary Nguyen. Music by Norman Cheung.

In next week’s podcast (episode 6), I’ll be speaking to Made in China’s writer of Super Duper Close-Up, Jessica Latowicki. More information here.