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1927, Edinburgh International Festival, HOME, Spoleto Venue USA, and Theatre de la Ville presents

Roots

We need to know who we were, so we can imagine who we might be

This Christmas join HOME favourites 1927 (Golem, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets) for a celebration of other cultures, told through their famed blending of theatre, animation and storytelling.

1927 have unearthed a series of rarely told folktales that offer a glimpse into imaginations from a pre-industrialized age. Tyrannical ogres, magical birds, and very, very fat cats are brought to life with the company’s signature fusion of handcrafted animation and storytelling, with a live score involving Peruvian prayer boxes, donkey jaws, violins, and musical saws. This world premiere considers the narratives of our forefathers and how they might shape the stories of our future.

“It is almost impossible to impart in words the magic of a 1927 show. A thrilling combination of animation, live performance, theatre and music …” – The Telegraph

“Anyone interested in the theatre should see this company now” – The Observer