1927 is a multi-award winning Margate- and London-based performance company that specialises in combining performance and live music with handcrafted animation to create magical filmic performance. Working across theatre, opera and music, 1927 creates work of ambition and scale for audiences in the UK and across the globe.
Theatre productions include Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets and Golem. 1927 commission, co-production and development partners have included Young Vic, Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Sydney Opera House, Chekhov Festival Moscow, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne and Battersea Arts Centre. Music and opera productions include The Krazy Kat Project, created in collaboration with Ensemble Musikfabrik; The Magic Flute, co-created with Komische Oper Berlin, with new productions licensed to LA Opera, Minnesota Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Opera am Rhein, Finnish National Opera and Polish National Opera; and a double bill of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.
In London, 1927’s shows have been presented at venues including the National Theatre and the Young Vic, and in 2015, 1927 had its first West End transfer. 1927 regularly tours across the UK and internationally, with its work having been seen to date by over 750,000 people in 38 countries, across five continents.
Awards for 1927 productions include Peter Brook Empty Space, Herald Angel, Fringe First, Arches Brick, Carol Tamber, Total Theatre, Off West End, Knights of Illumination, Critics Circle and OperaWorld Awards, alongside nominations for Evening Standard, New York Drama Desk and SkyArts Southbank Show Awards.
1927 is currently touring Golem across the UK and internationally; presenting The Magic Flute and presenting L’Enfant et les Sortilèges & Petrushka internationally and developing a new theatre production for 2019 premiere. Based in Margate on the southeast coast of England, and also in London, 1927 is an Associate Company of HOME Manchester and the Roundhouse, London.