Award winning theatre company 1927 brings The Animals and Children Took to the Streets to Home Manchester in February.
The production follows eight years of international touring for the company.
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is written and directed by Suzanne Andrade. The production merges live music, performance and storytelling with film and animation in 1927 style. The style is set to mirror the company’s previous production Golem which featured at Home in October 2015.
What is The Animals and Children Took to the Streets about?
This wickedly twisted show tells the story of the Bayou Mansions, a sprawling stinking 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? Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invite the audience on a theatrical journey of startling originality.
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is being revived by 1927 following previous successful runs. “The Animals and Children Took to the Streets was the second show we created,” explains 1927 Executive Producer Jo Crowley. “When it first premiered many commented on the prescience of it coinciding with student protestors being kettled in Westminster and just a few months later, as the show toured across the UK, the streets of our major cities were taken over by rioters.
“When we toured the show to the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring, audience members thanked us for creating a show that resonated deeply. The show is universal fable of revolution, anarchy, social mobility and suppression that we think is as relevant now as it was eight years ago. We’re delighted to be breathing new life into The Animals and Children Took to the Streets and reviving it to share to new audiences in the UK and overseas.”
When does The Animals and Children Took to the Streets run at Home Manchester?
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets runs at Home Manchester from 6 February until 16 February 2019. Tickets priced £18-£20 (concessions available).