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Les Enfants Terribles to revive The Trench at Southwark Playhouse to mark the Armistice centenary

The show is set during the First World War

The Bunker
The Bunker
© Les Enfants Terribles

Olivier Award-nominated company Les Enfants Terribles will revive their piece, The Trench, to coincide with the Armistice Centenary later this year.

Set during the First World War, the play, written by the company's artistic director Oliver Lansley, will make its London debut with this revival production, having first premiered at the Pleasance in Edinburgh. Combining live music by Alexander Wolfe and puppetry, the show follows a miner who is trapped underground, lost in a tormented and surreal world.

Directed by Lansley and James Seager, the show will run at Southwark Playhouse and coincide with the Armistice with a special performance at 3:00 pm on Sunday 11 November. Casting for the production is to be announced.

Most recently, Les Enfants Terribles created a site-specific piece with anarchist group Pussy Riot, which was performed at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Other shows commemorating the First World War include a revival of War Horse at the National Theatre, which will run in the Lyttelton Theatre at the end of the year.

The Trench runs at Southwark Playhouse from 16 October to 17 November, with previews from 10 October.