Trust no one. Suspect even your own shadow. Welcome to the infamous Bayou Mansions, a sprawling, stinking tenement block where curtain-twitchers and peeping toms live side by side. When Agnes Eaves and her daughter arrive to save the lost souls, is it a sign for hope? Or has the real horror only just begun?
With live music, witty performances, and stunning interaction between animation and live actors, The Animals and Children Take to the Streets is a charming, ghoulish, and otherworldly little show from acclaimed London company 1927—a graphic novel burst into life.
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Astonishing…part Monty Python, part Tim Burton, part Fritz Lang, and all astringently funny.
Avail yourself, please, of the opportunity to enter the parallel universe of 1927.
1927 is a British theatre company co-founded by actor, director, and author Suzanne Andrade and animator Paul Barrit. The duo set out to experiment with storytelling mediums—like film, animation, theatre, and pantomime. Their result: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, a storytelling extravaganza that draws on the aesthetics of pantomime, early silent films, and DIY stop-motion animation. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007; audiences responded to Andrade’s dark humor and the heightened miming of actor and costume designer Esme Appleton, all set to Barrit’s Edwardian visuals and Lillian Henley’s original score.Read More
The City glitters with wealth. There’s “milk and honey in every Frigidaire, and muzak playing in the air.” In its shadows lies the Bayou, a squalid and overcrowded housing development, pulsing with cockroaches and overrun by twenty-something grannies and a rat pack of restless children. When do-gooder Agnes Eaves arrives with an Art Course for juvenile delinquents—“love, encouragement, and a bit of collage”—her endless optimism slams into a nascent Marxist revolution and a city government with its eye on lobotomizing gumdrops. The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is a hardscrabble mashup of fable, fairy tale, and Orwellian dystopia. Visually inventive and corrosively witty, the action plays out against an intricately choreographed backdrop of music and animation.Read More