Spoletians couldn’t wait to see this show by the British theater troupe 1927, which uses a mix of theater and animation to tell its dark, funny, subversive stories. We knew The Animals and Children Took to the Streets
had something to do with a grim London tenement and rebelling pirate children, but other than that, we were fairly in the dark as we took our seats for the performance. So when the cute little pouches of Granny’s Gumdrops were freely distributed before the show began, we thought it was just an unusually nice touch. Imagine everyone’s surprise, then, when those gumdrops we’d all been gleefully snacking on were revealed to be sedatives that the on-stage villains were using to control the hordes of children. Well-played, 1927.