The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

A 1927 production

★★★★
'Head-spinningly inventive'
Evening Standard

The internationally acclaimed show by 1927 returns for six performances, from 23 May.

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets. A white-faced mime, gesturing to shout, in a red top, caught in a spotlight against a black background

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

This unique and critically acclaimed show returns for a limited run of only six performances.

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed, wherein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions: a stinking sprawling 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?

Following two sell-out runs at the National, the acclaimed show by award-winning company 1927 returns. Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning film and animation, The Animals and Children... is a theatrical journey of startling originality, like a giant graphic novel burst into life.

Age guidance: 11 years +

photo © ‘1927’

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • Connections 2015: photomontage with a plastic chair, stage lights and sneakers
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat