1927 was founded in 2005 by writer, performer and director Suzanne Andrade with animator and illustrator Paul Barritt. It is a London-based performance company that specialises in combining performance and live music with handcrafted animation and film to create magical filmic theatre. 

Having cut its teeth on the London cabaret scene, 1927 now works across theatre, opera, music and dance. 1927 has won Herald Angel, Fringe First, Arches Brick, Carol Tamber, Total Theatre, Off West End and Opera World Awards, been nominated for Evening Standard and New York Drama Desk Awards, and in 2008 was awarded the Peter Brook Empty Space Award for Best Ensemble.

  • Image: The Animals and Children took to the Streets


The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 4-5
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: Minimal set and props transported by the company


The Animals and Children Took to the Streets tells the story of Agnes Eaves and her daughter, who live in Bayou Mansions, a decrepit tenement block with a sinister air. The imaginary setting emphasises the timeless nature of its themes, as the characters navigate government oppression and the paranoia of inner-city life.

Visually inventive and filled with live music and song, this show doesn't rely on the English language and is suitable for a wide age range.


  • Duration:
  • People on road: 7-8
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: 1 x 20ft shipping container / large van


Drawing on the myth of the Golem as a starting point, 1927s Golem is an original production exploring man and his machines. Golem will not be a re-telling or adaptation of the Golem myth, but rather it will be an original story that examines the relationship between an extraordinarily ordinary man and his Golem, foretelling the dangers not of machine becoming more like man, but of man becoming more like machine. 

Available for touring from 2015.

Wraparound work


  • Tailor made workshops: 1927 workshops explore the integration of performance and film, touching on the use and incorporation of animation and film into the theatrical process, not just in presentation, but from the very beginnings of a creative process.
  • Practical Workshops will principally focus on the performance style of 1927, and the considerations of performing alongside and often as part of an animated form.
  • Post-performance discussions, Q&As
  • Talks

Press Comments & Testimonials

"A jaw-droppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable. 1927 conjure a world so complete it feels as if you have fallen down a rabbit hole"

The Guardian

"Macabre, musically ingenious and graphically glorious, anyone interested in theatre should see this company now"

The Observer

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