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The Animals and Children Took to the Streets - Lyric Hammersmith

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE second production in the Lyric Hammersmith’s Spring 2019 Season will be The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, which runs from February 19 to March 16.

Innovative theatrical company 1927 return with their highly acclaimed show, a glorious blend of the macabre and the spectacular that seamlessly synchronises live music, performance and storytelling with stunning film and animation.

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed. In the infamous Bayou Mansions, a sprawling stinking tenement block, 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?

Co-commissioned by BAC, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne and The Showroom (University of Chichester), The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is directed and written by Suzanne Andrade, with film, animation and design by Paul Barritt, music by Lillian Henley and costumes by Sarah Munro and Esme Appleton.