Cast & Creative
Cast to be announced soon.
Co-Writer and Co-Director
As Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles, Oliver Lansley founded the company in 2002 shaping it with his distinctive style of storytelling and highly original aesthetic. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022, Oliver is working to bring the energy and experience of Les Enfants Terribles to the Labyrinth universe alongside long term collaborator James Seager and producers Gavin Kalin and Hunter Arnold.
Oliver is the co-writer of Alice’s Adventures Underground and has co-directed the production since its original run in London, 2015. On behalf of Les Enfants Terribles, he most recently adapted Sophie Anderson’s The House with Chicken Legs (HOME, Manchester) and is also the writer behind critically-acclaimed company productions including The Trench (UK tour), The Terrible Infants (UK Tour, Wilton’s Music Hall) and Ernest and the Pale Moon.
His experience extends beyond the theatre as a prolific writer for television, most recently Flack which he created, wrote and executive produced, starring Anna Paquin, Lydia Wilson and Sophie Okonedo and is available to watch on Amazon Prime. He has worked with all the major networks across the UK and US, including HBO, FX, Amazon and the BBC and is also an established actor appearing in projects such as Vigil, Dr Who, Sherlock and Misfits and most notably playing Kenny Everett in the BAFTA-winning The Best Possible Taste.
Anthony is the co-writer of Alice’s Adventures Underground, alongside Oliver Lanlsey, since its inception in 2015 and throughout its subsequent runs in London 2017 and Shanghai 2018-2020. His previous collaborations with Les Enfants Terribles include:
Dinner at the Twits, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. This delightfully disgusting dining experience was the first time one of Roald Dahl’s titles was specifically created for adults.
The Game’s Afoot – a Sherlock Holmes whodunnit performed in the Victorian streets at Madame Tussaud’s London.
United Queendom for the Historic Royal Palaces. The true story of two powerful women overlooked by history; Queen Caroline and Henrietta Howard. Performed within Kensington Palace; once their home.
The European Capital of Culture 2022 opening ceremony (Esch, Luxembourg). 32,000 guests in the city of Esch took part in the launching of a virtual space rocket to kick off the European Capital of Culture.
Festival and Touring shows include – The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie, The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory, The Time Portal and Anyone for Tea?!
Anthony’s pantomime production of Robin Hood for Greenwich Theatre is running 2022/23.
Short films include – Lenny Beige: Legend to Legend with Liam Gallagher, Gregory Humphrey’s presents a complete History of Britain, A Woodcutter’s Tale and Pleased to Eat You – Winner of Best Film at the London Short Series Festival.
Anthony is currently writing Legends of the Wold a series of epic fantasy tales in verse.
After 20 years as Creative Director of Les Enfants Terribles, James joins forces with renowned producers Gavin Kalin and Hunter Arnold to combine their knowledge and present Labyrinth, the new home of immersive experiences. Having previously co-directed Alice’s Adventures Underground in 2015, when it was nominated for an Olivier Award, and subsequently for its 2017 run in London, watching the show evolve to this point has been an unforgettable journey.
Within his role at Les Enfants Terribles, James oversees the day to day running of the company to shape the strategic vision and continue to produce exciting theatre that pushes creative boundaries. His previous accolades have included the company’s critically acclaimed productions The Trench (UK tour), The Terrible Infants (UK Tour, Wilton’s Music Hall) and most recently, The House with Chicken Legs in co-production with HOME, Manchester.
James’ experience in creating high-impact immersive events traverses theatre and includes large scale brand activations on behalf of Les Enfants Terribles, working with brands such as Canon, The National Trust, IKEA and most recently ESCH22 European Capital of Culture where the reaction to the event was “out of this world” with a congratulatory message direct from the International Space Station and a gold medal for hybrid events at the Golden Award of Montreux.