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The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

Bayou Mansions is rotting away, steadily being eaten by rodents and roaches; rotten from the core with criminal low-life tenants, questionable neighbours and a downtrodden, monotone caretaker desperate to get out; an escape that will never be achieved: he who is born in the Bayou, dies in the Bayou. At night, windows are barred and doors securely locked as the streets are taken over by the children as they wreak havoc, steadily spreading their poison and destruction beyond their own suburb. The arrival of Agnes Eaves and her daughter Evie plants a seed of colour in this dark apocalyptic world.

1927’s production of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is a stark view on society. Imagery and calligraphy hint at a Soviet world of the past, but time and place are fluid – it could be today or a future post-Brexit Britain. Originally performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2010, 1927 have revived this astonishing production. Written and directed by Suzanne Andrade, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is 70 minutes of creative storytelling, bombarding the senses with humour, shock and sheer delight. Paul Barritt’s animation design is flawlessly mesmerising, as are the performances of Felicity Sparks, Genevieve Dunne and Rowena Lennon.

Three performers; a myriad of characters; a kaleidoscope of animation - The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is a unique imaginarium of delight.

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Published: 8-Feb-2019

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