Creative team:

Conceived and directed by Guillaume Pigé

Devised by the company

Performers - Malik Ibheis, Alex Judd, Guillaume Pigé, Selma Roth

Music composer - Alex Judd

Lighting designer & Technical manager - Katherine Graham

Dramaturge - Bernie Byrnes

Press & marketing - Patrick Collier (London & Edinburgh)

Costume designers & makers - Malik Ibheis & Amédine Bello

Photographer -  François Verbeek

Graphic design - Rebecca Pitt


Touring information:

The show is currently touring in the UK and abroad.

To see our touring schedule click here.

Saint Ann’s Library (London, 2013)

The Cockpit (London, 2013)

The Pleasance - Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh, 2013)

South Hill Park Wilde Theatre (Bracknell, 2013)

The Warren: Main House - Brighton Fringe Festival (Brighton, 2014)

The Greenwich Theatre (London, 2014)

Square Chapel Arts Centre (Halifax, 2014)

Create Theatre (Mansfield, 2014)

Derby Theatre (Derby, 2014)

Théatre de L’Iris (Villeurbanne - Fr, 2014)

Teatro Paravento (Locarno - Ch, 2014)

Reviews & Nominations:

2 OFFIES Nominations (Off West End Theatre Awards) for Best Sound (Alex Judd) & Best Costumes (Malik Ibheis and Amédine Bello) 2013

Nominated for The Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award for emerging artists 2013

✭✭✭✭✭ The New Current
"Theatre Re’s subtle grace and unimaginable beauty created theatre the way theatre is meant to be."

✭✭✭✭✭ Mumble Theatre
"Captivating, spellbinding... a whirling cocktail of chaos and calm."

✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby
"Fast paced, imaginative and ultra skilled... a wonderful piece of theatre."

✭✭✭✭ Fourthwall Magazine
"Elegant, witty physical theatre with moments of breathtaking beauty."

✭✭✭✭ Spoonfed

"An strong thoughtful and atmospheric show that makes an unforgettable hour of theatre ."

✭✭✭✭ Exeunt

"A company at the top of its game. The Little Soldiers lingers somewhere on the border between beautiful and disturbing."

✭✭✭✭ Everything Theatre

"Beautiful imagery, haunting original music. The most impressive physical theatre you could hope to find."

✭✭✭✭ Remote Goat

"The audience are treated to a wealth of superb imagery."

"Serious clowning, exhilarating theatre."

Reviews Gate

"A stunning and intricate piece of physical theatre that strikes a fine balance between light and dark and disturbs and charms in equal measure".


Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2013

The New Current’s Pick of the Brighton Fringe 2014

WeLoveBrighton’s Pick of the Brighton Fringe 2014

"Une perle de mime et de poésie. Jamais le vide n’a été aussi plein de sens."


"A three ring circus with only four people but what a ride! In just under an hour this physical theatre gives not only the eyes but the ears and the brain much work and satisfaction. Well done."

Master Magician John Wade

About The Little Soldiers:

“Destiny has two ways of crushing us, by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them”.

Henri Frederic Amiel

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate”.

Carl Jung

Everyone knows what circus is. Everyone knows that it takes place in a big top with a sawdust ring and loud music; that it is introduced by a whip-cracking ringmaster and is presented by manly men and glamorous women. Everyone knows that it appeals to our most primal emotions, that it is here today and gone tomorrow. It is in this mysteriously ambiguous world on the borderline of reality and illusions that our play takes place. Our subject is simple: an endless rivalry between two brothers.

Within that frame, we portray the internal voyage on which the two brothers embark to follow their dream. This voyage takes them to the abyss of their own minds where the dream slowly becomes an obsession. With The Little Soldiers we are taking a leap into the world of the unconscious to explore what happens when folly takes over men’s mind and when ambition goes beyond moral constraint. 

So, our setting is an old circus tent, our little soldiers are circus performers pursuing the same ballerina and the fine line between the reality of the dream and the illusion of the show starts to blur.

The show is currently touring in the UK and abroad.