The Animals and Children Took to the Streets Tickets London Theatre

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets Tickets

4.5 (2) · Contemporary Drama, Music

Like a graphic novel burst into life

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1927 invites you on a theatrical journey of startling originality. Seamlessly synchronising live music, performance and storytelling with stunning film and animation.

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed. In the infamous Bayou Mansions; a sprawling stinking tenement block, 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?

Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne & The Showroom (University of Chichester)

Supported by Corn Exchange Newbury & Early development supported by The Arches & Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival

UK Premiere funded by Arts Council England

Critic reviews


· Arts Desk

The play almost asks us not to, in fact. It encourages an adult audience to shift priorities for a second and give themselves up to the nonsensical trajectories of fairytale whimsy, albeit with a sardonic eyebrow raised

· The Upcoming

It's a unique, genre-defying piece that has come back for a very good reason

· WhatsOnStage

1927’s sardonic semi-animated tour de force still bits deep a decade on

· Time Out

Inner-city blues with a touch of the macabre

· Evening Standard

1927's cleverly designed and well-performed show is marred by a tone-deaf approach to class

· The Stage

A smart, tantalising demonstration of the artistic and political potential of its mixed media form

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Date & time

Show ended
Tue 19 Feb - Sat 16 Mar, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 10 mins


Lyric Square, King St W6 0QL London, UK · Get Directions

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