Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, Golem is 1927’s multi-award winning dystopian fable about our over-reliance on machines. A dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man, it is a vivid mix of hand made animation, sly wit, live music, storytelling and performance.
Created by Margate and London based theatre company 1927, Golem is written and directed by Suzanne Andrade. Drawing on the myth of The Golem – the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him – the piece is not a re-telling or adaptation of the Golem myth but an original story that examines the relationship between an extraordinarily ordinary man, and his Golem…
The production was streamed across the internet on World Theatre Day on Wednesday 27th March at 7pm.
Viewers were able to watch via 1927’s website – and a range of other partners also hosted the feed.
Dissecting the present and looking to the future, Golem is a parable for our times that cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world – who or what is in control of our technologies? Located in a fictional yet familiar world, where tech and the market economy have evolved to a point of transcending the boundaries of human control, Golem has become a must have, indispensible ingredient for a better life. But its very existence, threatens the prospect of those who created it.
Golem had its world premiere at Salzburg State Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Austria on 22 August 2014 and, acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the work has been performed over 315 times, touring across the UK and internationally to 16 countries across 5 continents.
Audiences were able to see Golem broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 18 November at 10:30pm.
Have a peek – the show was featured on the BBC’s Click programme in 2015 when Spencer Kelly met the cast and production team of the show.