How did these four people, comprising 1927, take Edinburgh by storm?
Not only did our winning play capture our hearts – but they won every major award in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow, too. Five in all.
This is theater that defies categorization. It is a superb blend of writing, animation, humor, live action, music, silent film style and enormous intellect – with a good dose of Edward Gorey nastiness thrown in!
Miss Suzanne Andrade is responsible for writing these interconnected tales of sinister children, suburban skullduggery, fantasy and poetry.
Both she and Miss Esme Appleton skillfully perform with Mr. Paul Bill Barrett’s synchronized animation providing a wondrous, dream-like background.
Add Miss Lillian Henley’s original music and live piano performance – and you have a piece that is greater than the sum of its spectacular parts.
Be sure to check out their web site!
Read what the critics said.
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards after its NY run. It was then seen in May 2008 at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, to much acclaim.
In January 2013, 1927’s second piece “The Animals and Children Took to the Streets” was a huge hit when we saw it in Edinburgh. It went to the National Theatre in London and continues to play, quite literally, around the world.
1927’s “Golem” was seen at the Young Vic in London, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and was part of the Lincoln Center Festival in July, 2016.
The Short List for the 2007 Award included:
- Aesop’s Fables – Michael Morpurgo, by Scamp Theatre and Bristol Old Vic
Billed as children’s theater, this wise and hilarious musical retelling of classic tales delights adults as well.
- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, by1927
- Utterly creative use of music and animation to create an Edward Gorey-like landscape.
- Mile End, by Analogue Productions
- A visually stunning exploration of premonition and growing madness.
- Presumption, by Third Angel
- A very theatrical exploration of the age old question: where does love go?
- Woyzeck, by Sadari Movement Laboratory
- A dance theater piece of such beauty and precision, as to never be forgotten.
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.