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Roots

Roots

1927

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

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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.

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Part of You Are Here
Preview
9 Aug 7.30pm
AD
Audio Described performance
22 Aug 7.30pm
CAP
Captioned performance
22 Aug 7.30pm
TT
Touch Tour
22 Aug 6.30pm

Suzanne Andrade Writer & Director
Paul Barritt Animation & Design
Esme Appleton Co-Director
Lillian Henley Composer
Francesca Simmons & David Insua-Cao Additional Material

A co-production between Edinburgh International Festival, 1927, HOME, Spoleto Festival USA, Théâtre de la Ville Paris.


More information about some of the artists:

1927
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Lillian Henley
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9-25 August 2019

See accessible performances

Preview
£20
All tickets
£25
Under 18s
50% off (not available on top price tickets)
Young Scot Card holder
50% off (not available on top price tickets)
Under 26
25% off (not available on top price tickets)
Arts workers employed within Scotland (limited availability)
30% off
Registered unemployed (limited availability)
30% off
People with access needs
Lowest (unrestricted view) price & free essential companion

* A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.

Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices. Discounts are subject to availability.

People with access needs can buy a seat in the area of the venue most appropriate for their needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket price for that performance. Your essential companion's ticket will be free. Access discounts are only available by phone, in person or by using SignLive to allow us to provide you with the best possible service for your needs.

★★★★ a brilliantly bold array of folk tales

The Telegraph

★★★★ Roots is utterly captivating and gleefully macabre

The Arts Desk

With thanks to our supporters

Funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Edinburgh Festivals and

Benefactor

Flure Grossart

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