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14 May 2014 | On Stage | By: Sponsor

The Animals And Children Took To The Streets: "A Perfect Show"

This is a sponsored article on behalf of National Theatre.


When award-winning company 1927 first brought their show The Animals and Children Took to the Streets to the National Theatre in 2011, it sold out. So they brought it back to a bigger theatre within the same venue in 2012, and that sold out too. Now it’s back for a third time with a limited run of only six performances.

But what makes it so popular? Take a look at the trailer below for a flavour of this visually stunning, startlingly original production. Fusing live music, performance, animation and storytelling, The Animals and Children… tells the story of life within Bayou Mansions, a seedy tenement block on the fringe of a big city. It’s definitely not the kind of place to come and set up an artisan coffee shop or cronut delicatessen, unless you fancy getting chased off by a gang of child pirates, but can one woman and her daughter bring a slice of hope to this hopeless place?

Described by Financial Times as "a perfect show" and the Guardian as "a jawdroppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable", The Animals and Children… looks set once again to deliver a portrayal of social disruption with delicious visuals, other-worldliness and cross-generational humour. Don’t miss out for a third time.

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is at National Theatre from Friday 23 to Monday 26 May, suitable for ages 11+. Tickets cost between £15-£25 and can be booked online here or via the Box Office on 020 7452 3244.