’Animals and Children Took to the Streets’ in town

Slick and stylish show and much more from British theatre group 1927

UK theatrical company 1927 based in East London will be performing in Colombo for the second time this week. Their latest production ’Animals and Children Took to the Streets’ will be staged on Tuesday February 28 and Wednesday 29, at 7.30 p.m. at the British School Auditorium.

A relatively young theatre company, 1927’s debut show was a revelation at the Edinburgh fringe festival in 2007 where it won a number of awards and sold out its entire run. It subsequently toured the world, getting rave reviews and winning further awards. ‘The Animals and Children Took to the Street’ is the company’s second show.

Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and finely crafted animation, this wickedly twisted show comes to Colombo for two performances and two workshops, following a world premiere at Sydney Opera House, and sell-out critically acclaimed seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Perth and Paris.

A very slick and stylish production it has been described as “like a wonderful graphic novel has been brought to life on stage.” Tickets priced at Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 800 are available at the British Council Colombo Library. As a part of their Sri Lankan tour, 1927 will conduct two workshops at the British Council Colombo on March 2 and 3 as follows:

Storytelling and the Stage This storytelling workshop led by 1927’s Co-Artistic Director and the Writer and Director of The Animals and Children took to the Streets, Suzanne Andrade, will have creative writing exercises and is likely to include some acting of writings by participants.

The workshop targeted at those between the ages of 13 and 16 years will be held on March 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the British Council Colombo. Working with Animation This workshop will explore the integration of performance and film and specifically the use and incorporation of animation into the theatrical process.

The workshop on March 3 from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the British Council Colombo takes the format of a seminar presentation, and is led by 1927 Co-Artistic Director Suzanne Andrade and members of the company.

The registration fee for the workshops is Rs. 500. To register please contact Lakmaal on 011-4521542 or Ranmali on 011-4521538.

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