The Animals and Children Took to the Streets 2011, Cottesloe

‘This is a perfect alternative show. In fact, it is a perfect show.’
Financial Times

‘A mind-blowingly beautiful piece of theatre.’
Time Out

A scene from the play with a character in front of the Moon

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets 2011, Cottesloe

A 1927 production

Trust no one.
Suspect even your own shadow.

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?

Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning film and animation this is the wickedly twisted second show from multiple award-winning company 1927.

1927 invite you on a theatrical journey of startling originality, like a giant graphic novel burst into life.

Co-commissioned by BAC, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne & The Showroom (University of Chichester). Developed at BAC.

photo by Nick Flintoff


  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • Treasure Island poster image
  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan
  • The Hard Problem
  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Parades banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • Beyond Caring. Curtains against a wall
  • 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
  • London Road film poster. Cast members leaning and looking through an interior window
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • - a grinning cartoon cat