Watch Out As the Streets (Or Stage) Are Overtaken by Animals and Children

Posted on Apr 24 by SEASONS Magazine


courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

Warning: don’t advise your children to hit the streets for The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, as this “jaw-droppingly clever” performance contains mature content and twisted wit. It’s no surprise that the performance, coming to UCSB Campbell Hall this Thursday, April 25, that combines live music, animation and a stellar performance by London-based theater group 1927, was hailed the hit show of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival.

So what’s the story behind the story? Writer and director Suzanne Andrade and animation designer Paul Barritt have taken the average imagination and pumped it with espresso, a Red Bull and a Five Hour Energy to deliver a startling original production with the actors of 1927. In The Animals and Children, find out what happens to mother and daughter as they take up residence in a seedy dystopia where “curtain-twitchers and peeping toms live side by side.”

Don’t miss out on this show that has been selling out from Sydney to Paris, and will soon for this Santa Barbara debut! For ticket information and other UCSB Arts & Lectures listings, click here.


—Colette Taylor








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