Over the past decade, including three seasons at the National Theatre and extensive international touring, 1927 Productions’ dystopian The Animals and Children took to the Streets has racked up myriad accolades. Now returned to London after a four-year absence, it’s attracted another round of rave reviews. We’ve rounded up highlights. Time to get booking!
As with other 1927 shows Golem, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Magic Flute and The Krazy Kat Project, The Animals and Children took to the Streets features the company’s hybrid combination of spoken word, film, music, song, movement and hand-made animation in a minutely choreographed harmony.
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.
The Animals and Children took to the Streets currently stars Genevieve Dunne, Rowena Lennon and Felicity Sparks. The piece 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.
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!!