International hit picks Harrogate Theatre as sole date

Coming to Harrogate Theatre - The Animals and Children Took to the Streets.
Coming to Harrogate Theatre - The Animals and Children Took to the Streets.
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In a real coup for Harrogate Theatre, a show described as a “heady mix of Berlin cabaret, silent movie and social commentary” by The Guardian is arriving shortly in its only northern date of a national tour.

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is the follow up to multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed debut Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

Presented by 1927 company, this international hit comes to Harrogate Theatre on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14.

A clever, visually-stunning blend of live music, performance and storytelling with atmospheric films and animation, this wickedly twisted show enjoyed its world premiere at Sydney Opera House in 2010.

It then went onto, three sell-out London seasons and two years of touring across the globe.

The show is set in an urban dystopia and follows Agnes Eaves and her daughter as they try to make a life in the Bayou, a place where 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 theatre-goers to join them on a theatrical journey of startling originality.

Performed by Sue Appleby, Lewis Barfoot and Eleanor Buchan, and created by 1927, it is directed and written by Suzanne Andrade, with film, animation and design by Paul Barritt.

The producer is Jo Crowley, with music by Lillian Henley and costume by Sarah Munro and Esme Appleton.

1927 are winners of Fringe First, Herald Angel, Total Theatre, Arches Brick, Carol Tamber, Peter Brook Empty Space and OFFIE Awards.

They have also been nominated for: two New York Drama Desk Awards; two Melbourne Green Room Awards; two Evening Standard Awards, and have toured extensively across the globe to major international venues and festivals.

They recently featured as one of The Observer’s “bright new things of British Theatre.”