Please right back
  • Edinburgh International Festival

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Award-winning company 1927 combines fantastical animations with bold storytelling to tell the wild adventures of the mysterious Mr E.

Award-winning company 1927 returns to the International Festival with their new production, following acclaimed Festival performances Roots and The Magic Flute.

Combining handcrafted animation and bold storytelling, Please right back sweeps audiences into a magical, mischievous world, inspired by the writer-director's own childhood.

When Kim and Daveys dad, Mr E, disappears, letters become his only means of communication. Imagination takes over as Mr E writes to his children to tell a creative version of traumatic events. Reality collides with fantasy, as we travel on a fast-paced journey through his wild adventure stories. Mr Es 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.

Suzanne Andrade Writer & Director

Paul Barritt Film, Animation & Design

Esme Appleton Co-Director

Laurence Owen Music & Sound Designer

Sarah Munro Costume Designer

Ben Francombe, Andreas Karlaganis & Shelley Hastings Dramaturgy

Co-produced by 1927 & Burgtheater Vienna

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