Croydon actor takes the stage in ‘The Animals and Children Took to the Streets’ at London’s National Theatre


By - Wednesday 21st May, 2014

Croydonian actor Sue Appleby will feature, as the successful production of “The Animals and Children Took to the Streets“ returns to the Lyttleton Theatre on London’s South Bank  for a limited run.  

Time: 23rd – 26th May 2014: 23rd May 7:30pm, 24th May 3pm/7:30pm, 25th May 3pm, 26th May 4:30pm/7:30pm, running time 70 minutes

Location: Lyttleton Theatre, South Bank, London SE1

Entry: £15/£20/£25

Box Office: 020 7452 3000 or online


Picture by the National Theatre

Release begins: Croydon actor Sue Appleby takes the stage in the National Theatre’s production of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets on May 23rd following its 37 week tour of 22 countries. Sue, who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the University of Birmingham, grew up in Croydon and is proud to be a part of this internationally-acclaimed show.

Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, award-winning company 1927 returns to the Lyttelton for a further six performances from 23 – 26 May. Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning film and animation, The Animals and Children is a theatrical journey of startling originality, like a giant graphic novel burst into life. It is directed and written by Suzanne Andrade with film, animation and design by Paul Barritt, produced by Joanna Crowley, music by Lillian Henley, and costume by Sarah Munro and Esme Appleton. The cast is Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton and Lillian Henley.

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed, wherein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions: a stinking sprawling tenement block, where curtain-twitchers and peeping-toms live side by side, and the wolf… is always at the door. When Agnes Eaves and her daughter arrive late one night, does it signal hope in this hopeless place, or has the real horror only just begun?

★★★★★
‘A perfect show.’
Financial Times

★★★★★
‘A glorious fusion of live action and animation, storytelling and song.’
Evening Standard

Release ends.

Liz Sheppard-Jones

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