Edinburgh International Festival: Roots

The graphically glorious 1927 return to the International Festival with the European premiere of brand-new show Roots.

Edinburgh International Festival: Roots

About Edinburgh International Festival: Roots

9th Aug 2019 to 25th Aug 2019
Selected dates and times - see event website for details
Church Hill Theatre
Church Hill Theatre Morningside Road, Edinburgh South EH10 4DR
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1927
European Premiere

The graphically glorious 1927 brings its brand-new show Roots to the International Festival for its European premiere. 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.

‘It is almost impossible to impart in words the magic of a 1927 show. A thrilling combination of animation, live performance, theatre and music … The Telegraph

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