COMING SOON: The Trench @ The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

tumblr_inline_mje8kozE7i1qz4rgpWe’re very excited about a show coming soon to one of our favourite local venues, The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

We heard some great things about The Trench when it was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, everyone seemed to love it!

A multi-faceted production from Les Enfants Terribles, The Trench tells the true story of a miner entombed in a tunnel during the first World War. Mixing physical theatre, puppetry and live music from Alexander Wolfe (Emergenza Emerging Talent award winner), The Trench blurs the lines between reality and fantasy to bring this fantastically powerful and vivid story to life!

There’s an extra element of interest too. As the performance will take place after work begins on rebuilding the rear of the NTR, allowing audiences to take in the performance up close!

Since their formation in 2001 Les Enfants Terribles have toured across the globe and built a reputation as a boundary-breaking and daringly alternative theatre company. As a result their production of ‘West’ enjoyed a sell-out run in London and won the Herald Devil and the Times Critic’s Choice awards at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Here’s some great things others have written about The Trench (that got us all excited in the first place:

“Les Enfants Terribles latest creation is exciting, slick an evocative…the real poetry of The Trench is in its puppetry, its movement and imagination” What’s On Stage 

“This incredible production was skillfully performed with strong images, imposing puppetry and powerful projected shadow film” British Theatre Guide

Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) and can be bought from the New Theatre Royal’s website or by calling 023 9264 9000 Monday – Saturday between 10am – 2pm.


Matt has been writing on all manner of subjects for over 15 years. He has written for a number of music magazines, made appearances on BBC Introducing and regularly contributed to local newspapers. These days he mostly writes about rugby and is passionate about providing insight into women's rugby! He also writes on theatre and regularly reviews shows across the south.

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