1927

Roots

3 Jan 20–19 Jan 20

Main House: Seated

A brand new show from the company behind previous hits Golem and The Animals and Children Took To The Streets.

"In the night, a thick tangled root had grown from the boy's navel, and a tough fleshy root had grown from the girl's navel, and these roots were connected to their mother's navel, rooting the three of them together. They tried to cut the roots. But they could not…."

Sitting on a shelf in the British library is an unassuming red book. “The Aarne index” has categorised thousands of folktales, offering a glimpse into the imaginations of pre-industrialised people. 1927’s Roots is a medley of these rarely told stories. Tales of tyrannical ogres, magic bird's hearts and very, very fat cats will be brought to life with 1927's signature fusion of handcrafted animation and storytelling, with a live score involving  Peruvian prayer boxes, donkeys jaws, violins and musical saws.

"Music, animation, narration, performance all comes together to forge a unique theatrical experience"
Post & Courier, Charleston

Upcoming Performances


Roots
Dates & Times: Fri 3-Sat 18 Jan
Tickets:
Premium £24-£29.50
Standard £19-£24.50
Concs. £3 off
School group 10+ £12
TOM’s Friends: 15% off
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1625 tickets: £5 (limited availability)
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Age: 10+ (recommended)
Duration: 70 mins (approx.)