1927 Productions return to London for their first season in four years with The Animals and Children took to the Streets as it concludes its latest tour with a month at Lyric Hammersmith. Have you seen the trailer? Time to get booking!
Following in the footsteps of the four-year international touring success of Golem, multi-award winning company 1927 has now revived its smash-hit show The Animals and Children took to the Streets. The production transfers to London’s Lyric Hammersmith from 19 February to 16 March 2019, with a press night on Friday 22 February.
Seamlessly synchronising live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation, this wickedly twisted show is revived following its hugely popular premiere in Sydney in 2010, four sell-out, critically acclaimed London seasons, including three at the National Theatre, as well as a global tour which saw it visit 28 countries.
The Animals and Children took to the Streets tells the story of the Bayou Mansions, a sprawling stinking tenement block, where curtain-twitchers and peeping toms live side-by-side and the wolf is always at the door. When Agnes Eaves and her daughter arrive late one night, does it signal hope in this hopeless place, or has the real horror only just begun? Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invite the audience on a theatrical journey of startling originality.
1927 executive producer Jo Crowley commented:
“The Animals and Children took to the Streets was the second show we created. When it first premiered many commented on the prescience, of its UK premiere coinciding with student protestors being kettled in Westminster and just a few months later, as the show toured across the UK, the streets of our major cities were taken over by rioters. When we toured the show to the Middle East in the wake of the Arab spring, audience members thanked us for creating a show that resonated deeply.
“The show is a universal fable of revolution, anarchy, social mobility and suppression that we think is as relevant now as it was eight years ago. So after a four-year sleep, we’re delighted to be breathing new life into The Animals and Children took to the Streets and reviving it to share to new audiences.”
Prior to the Lyric, The Animals and Children took to the Streets opened in October on the company’s home-turf in Margate then toured to Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester and Spain and spent a month-long festive residency at The Old Market in Brighton over Christmas.
The Animals and Children took to the Streets is written and directed by Suzanne Andrade and has film, animation and design by Paul Barritt, costumes by Sarah Munro and Esme Appleton and music by Lillian Henley.
1927 is an award-winning Margate and London-based company that specialises in combining performance and live music with animation and film to create magical filmic theatre.
Founded in 2005 by co-artistic directors Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt, the Company also includes associate artist Esme Appleton, composer Lilian Henley and producer Jo Crowley. In 2017, 1927 became an Associate Company of the Roundhouse and HOME Manchester.
1927 is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Previous productions include Golem (Young Vic, Theatre de la Ville Paris & Salzburg Festival); Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Battersea Arts Centre); The Magic Flute (Komishe Opera, Deutshe Oper am Rhein, LA Opera, Minnesote Opera, Polish National Opera, Finnish National Opera); The Krazy Kat Project (Ensemble Musikfabrik); and Petrushka & L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Komisch Oper Berlin).
The Animals and Children took to the Streets runs from 19 February to 16 March 2019 at the Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, London W6 0QL, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Wednesday matinees at 1.30pm and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £10-£42. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!