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The Animals & Children Took to the Streets - 1927

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Children Took to the Streets (1) PIC CREDIT  Nick
Flintoff
The Animals & Children Took to the Streets PIC CREDIT Nick Flintoff

THEATRE: UK

Macabre, musically ingenious and graphically glorious… anyone interested in the theatre should see this company now.” The Observer (UK)

Award-winning theatre company 1927 fuses live music, performance, film and stunning animation to create unique, otherworldly productions.

Creepy kids run riot and creatures of darkness rule in their new Festival offering, The Animals & Children Took to the Streets. Looking like a giant graphic novel brought to life, this multi-media production invites the audience into a shadowy inner-city metropolis.

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city that is feared and loathed, and the Bayou Mansions, where the wolf is always at the door. When Agnes Eaves and her daughter appear late one night, does it signal hope in this hopeless place, or has the real horror only just begun?

The Scotsman praised the company’s “technically brilliant use of live action and music combined with superbly drawn and animated film backgrounds, to create shows that combine vintage cultural nostalgia with a sharp, beady-eyed sense of postmodern alienation”.

1927’s first-ever work, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, was equally entrancing. A smash hit, it went on to tour the world, including the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival. The Animals & Children Took to the Streets is the company’s second production and has already garnered critical acclaim and cemented their reputation for magic, filmic theatre.

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Formed in 2005, 1927’s founders come from diverse performance backgrounds, including animation, film making, music and physical theatre. They specialise in combining these skills to tell stories in new ways. The company works to reinvent old idioms: silent film, music hall song, fairy tales and cabaret, to tell stories about contemporary issues for a modern audience.

The Animals & Children Took to the Streets is at the Opera House from 8 to 11 March for the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival, Wellington, 24 February – 18 March. Tickets $53 – $63 available from Ticketek.

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