ROOTS 1927

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2019

Witty, stylish and subversive, 1927 blends sophisticated stagecraft with the early days of cinema, all brought to life through the company’s signature fusion of handcrafted animation and storytelling, with a live musical score involving donkeys’ jaws, musical saws and Peruvian prayer boxes.

The company has unearthed a catalogue of thousands of little-known folk tales, that offer a fascinating glimpse into the imaginations of our forebears.

1927 was last seen at International Festival 2015 with a wildly inventive The Magic Flute, created in collaboration with Barrie Kosky, Artistic Director of Komische Oper Berlin. 1927’s previous hit shows The Animals and Children Took to the Streets and Golem have gone on to international acclaim.

CREDITS

Performers :

Musicians
David Insua-Cao
Francesca Simmons

Physical Performer
Suzanne Andrade

Extract 2
Story ‘Poverty’

Musicians
David Insua-Cao
Francesca Simmons

Physical Performer
Suzanne Andrade

Extract 3
Story ‘3 Wishes’

Physical Performer
Esme Appleton

Extract 4
Story ‘Griselda’

Musicians
David Insua-Cao
Francesca Simmons

Physical Performers
KING – Suzanne Andrade
Also featuring Esme Appleton

Extract 5
Story ‘The Magic Bird’

Musician
David Insua-Cao

Physical Performers
L-R
Suzanne Andrade
Esme Appleton

Xavi Montojo