Event: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets
Location: National Theatre, SE1
Following a sell-out run at the National Theatre last winter The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is back for a limited time in the National’s Lyttelton Theatre.
The show by the 1927 theatre company is a combination of performance, storytelling, live music, animation and film, taking place in a surreal dystopian world.
It is about a gang of children who take to the streets in rebellion against their awful lives in Bayou Mansions in Red Herring Street, a cockroach infested tenement block where curtain twitchers and peeping toms live side by side.
There are only three actors in The Animals, including the show’s writer/director Suzanne Andrade. There are also fantastical animated sequences that seamlessly merge with action on stage, such as when cartoon flies buzz around a real head or animated dust clouds rise from real brooms.
It is suitable for ages 11 and above.