"The Infant is a highly assured, absurdist piece with many resonances for today’s climate of fear, suspicion and arbitrary justice...This clever premise develops through interrogations, violence and circular logic into a penetrating look at police paranoia and state-led authoritarianism. Lansley shows himself a gifted playwright’ –The Stage
Are we paranoid? Or are they really out to get us?
They have a picture, a picture that could spell the destruction of civilized society, a plan so devastating it would change the World as we know it. They must put a stop to it. They have a suspect, tied to a chair, a hood covering his face. The only problem is the suspect claims the picture was drawn by his four year old son. They have the suspect’s wife, but she claims her son couldn’t have made the picture. Who’s telling the truth? What is the truth? And does the truth really matter any more?
Oliver Lansley is a writer, actor and director and the founder and Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and television.