Wednesday, 20 March 2013

War Drama at The Dukes Digs Deep

As the centenary of World War One looms, the true story of a miner trapped  in a tunnel during the conflict will be told at The Dukes this April.

The Trench is an award-winning play which achieved a sell-out five star run at the Edinburgh Festival and will be on a nationwide tour when it calls into the Lancaster theatre on 23rd - 24th April.

Les Enfants Terribles, who have been critically acclaimed as a ‘razor sharp theatre company’ will blend live music, puppetry and physical performance to capture the drama of being entombed in a tunnel during the Great War.

The company has performed productions to thousands of people all over the world and has toured extensively throughout the UK.

Inspired by the story of a miner, The Trench shows that everything in the darkness is not always what it seems as he starts to discover a new, strange world beneath the mud and death.  Setting off on an epic journey of salvation, the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur as he questions what’s real, what’s not and whether it even matters.

The Trench is written by Oliver Lansley (BBC2’s Whites, ITV2’s FM and Sky’s Little Crackers) with music by acclaimed artist Alexander Wolfe, who has performed with many artists including Jamie Cullen and Paul Weller before embarking on a solo career.

The Trench is recommended for anyone aged 11 plus. Following the 23rd April performance there will be a post show talk-back. To book tickets priced £13/£11 concessions, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit

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