Following a critically acclaimed run at the Young Vic, multi award-winning theatre company 1927 bring Golem, their visually arresting and satirical take on our misuse of technology, to Trafalgar Studios 14 April – 22 May with a Press Night on 22 April at 7pm.
Mixing live performance and music with film and animation, Golem follows the life of extraordinarily ordinary Robert Robertson, whose life is irrevocably disrupted when he buys a golem – a creature who will improve the efficiency of his daily affairs.
But when Robert upgrades to superior model Golem 2, the show questions what happens when man is no longer in control of machine. Funny, mischievous and eerily relevant to today’s technology-reliant society, Golem is directed and written by Suzanne Andrade, with film, animation and design by Paul Barritt – who jointly won Best Designer at the 2014 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for the production.
Music is by Lillian Henley and associate direction and design is by Esme Appleton. 1927’s first new theatre show in four years played in the Main House at the Young Vic 9 December 2014 – 31 January 2015 in a run which was extended due to popular demand.
Following the West End run, Golem will tour internationally, with more dates still being added and then go to HOME in Manchester 7 – 17 October 2015.
1927 is an award-winning London-based company that specialises in combining performance and live music with animation and film to create magical filmic theatre. Founded in 2005 by co-artistic directors Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt, the five-strong Company also includes associate artist Esme Appleton, composer Lillian Henley and producer Jo Crowley.
Created by 1927
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY
14 April – 22 May 2015
Performances: Evenings Monday – Saturday, 8pm
Matinees Thursday and Saturday, 2.30pm
Running time: 90 minutes without interval