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’

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