The Golem is the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him. This then is the basis for Golem presented by 1027 in which they explore man’s relationships with his machines. And no, it is not a re-telling or an adaptation of the story containing the definite article, but an original story without the definite article which examines the relationship between an extraordinarily ordinary man, and his Golem…
Located in a fictional yet familiar world, where technology 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.
Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you to take a step through the looking glass into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man. Blending 1927’s synthesis of handmade animation, claymation, live music and performance Golem is a dystopian fable for the twenty first century, which cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world – who or what is in control of our technologies?
A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London.
‘A cracked, exaggerated, funhouse mirror reflection of our world that you could stare into for days’ Time Out
’funny, unsettling and unforgettable…a Frankenstein for the 21st Century…alive with irony, imagination and humanity’ The Times
’Groundbreaking with strokes of genius…A witty collision of antiquated aesthetics, wide ranging cultural influences and modern day sensibilities’ Daily Telegraph
‘Unlike anything you will have experienced before – 1927 is officially the sexiest theatre company in town’ Evening Standard
’A bleak, delightful, antique, topical treat in every way’ Financial Times
‘You won’t find a more dazzlingly synchronized interaction between live performance and a crazily satiric world than in Golem’ The Independent
’It’s Kafka meets Little Shop of Horrors…once it’s over your head spins with a thousand images’
’Brilliant and endlessly inventive… Theatre for 1927 is a four dimensional affair, and Golem scores on every plane’
The Arts Desk
[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]Golem takes place at The New Wolsey Theatre on Saturday 10th June at 7pm. Tickets can be bought online here: https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/shows/pulse17-golem/[/box]