'Never work with children and animals', the famous showbiz maxim goes. Does this extend to animated children and animals? It is a question pertinent to the 1927's latest visit to HOME. The theatre company is back in Manchester after Golem was performed in 2015.
Bayou Mansions is a tenement block, which even an estate agent would struggle to say had 'potential'. It is "wriggling with perverts" and the "cats have scabies". It is a place where, perhaps, to quote either Mark Twain or George Bernard Shaw: "the lack of money is the root of all evil."
The Caretaker is the poor, woebegone soul tasked with keeping the cockroach infestation under control, whilst dodging missiles from the "biting, barking children." He dreams of buying a one-way ticket when he has saved up enough of his earnings.