Oliver Lansley

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The Terrible Infants

Winner Best Entertainment: Fringe Report
Producer Oliver Lansley Director Oliver Lansley Starring
  • Rachel Dawson
  • Judi Dench
  • Tomas Gisby
  • Matthew Ian Kelly
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

    Multi-award winning show based upon a series of twisted tales by Oli. Presented using puppetry, live music, story telling and physicality with narration by Dame Judi Dench.

    Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum; Beatrice, the girl with a bee in her bonnet; Thingummyboy, with a face even hsi mother forgets; little Linena, the material girl; Manky Mingus and little Tilly with her terrible tail.

    The Terrible Infants opened at the Edinburgh Festival 2007 and has since toured internationally.


    The Terrible Infants

    like giving your inner child an enormous sack of sweets ... deliciously dark and very twisted Mark Powell

    captivating ... taking the spirit of Struwwelpeter, Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl screeching and laughing into the 21st century Nick Awde
    The Stage

    a beautifully realised slice of vaudevillian puppet theatre Mark Powell
    Evening Standard