'The Animals and Children Took To The Streets'

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed wherein lies the infamous 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 graphic novel burst into life, in the Animals and Children took to the Streets, 1927 invites audience on a theatrical journey of startling originality.  


Co-commissioned by BAC, 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

Created by 1927 

Directed & Written by Suzanne Andrade 

Film, Animation and Design by Paul Barritt

Music by Lillian Henley

Costume by Sarah Munro & Esme Appleton 

Performed by Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton & Lillian Henley (2010-2013). Sue Appleby, Eleanor Buchan & Lewis Barfoot (2013)

Voice of the Caretaker: James Addie

Producer: Joanna Crowley

Quotes & Awards

Think Alexander Rodchenko meets Tim Burton, Charles Dickens meets Fritz Lang, and the early 20th-century silent movie meets the 21st-century graphic novel, and you have something of the flavour of this jaw-droppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable of social mobility, revolution and its suppression… 1927 conjure a world so complete it feels as if you've fallen down a rabbit hole’ 

‘a really astonishing piece of work from 1927.

The Guardian 

from the macabre, musically ingenious and graphically glorious company called 1927…Anyone interested in the theatre should see this company now.

The Observer

‘1927 have once again conjured up a night of unique theatrical magic out of a potent combination of deadpan grotesquery and vaudevillian flair. This cautionary tale, on the surface at least, is a macabre masterpiece of invention and skill.’


 ‘The Animals and Children took to the Streets is richly quirky, terrifically ambitious for a tiny company, and superbly executed. Where will 1927 go from here? Theirs is a name to watch.

The Independent on Sunday

'* * * * * This is a perfect alternative show. In fact, it is a perfect show.

The Financial Times

‘A mind-blowingly beautiful piece of theatre.’ 

Time Out (London)


The Animals and Children took to the Streets  Images by 1927