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Presented by 1927

World premiere of the English language version of this much anticipated new work by our Associate Artists, 1927.

Combining handcrafted animation and bold storytelling, Please right back sweeps audiences into a magical, mischievous world, inspired by a true story.

Kim and Davey’s dad, Mr E, has disappeared. When Mr E writes to his children to tell them what has happened, his imagination takes over. Reality collides with fantasy, as we travel on a fast-paced journey through his wild adventure stories. Mr E’s letters are staged using song, dance, and absurd, subversive animations, as his stories become a kind of game between him and his children – a cathartic release in the face of distress.

Please right back explores the difficulties children go through when a parent leaves the family, while celebrating the power of the imagination to overcome hardship. Part social realism, part science fiction with a healthy dose of mischief and a dash of dystopia, Please right back is a eulogy to the power of the imagination, storytelling and make believe.


Margate based 1927 have risen to international fame through a unique blend of theatre and animation, that give their productions a very specific feel. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to see them perform here in East Kent.

It is almost impossible to impart in word the magic of 1927 show. A thrilling combination of animation, live performance, theatre and music…shows are dark and fruity, wildly inventive, fiendishly skilled and with a great sense of joy and purity’ – The Telegraph


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1927: Please right back

Wed 24 - Sat 27 July


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