Following its run at the Young Vic, theatre company 1927 are transferring Golem - their visually arresting and satirical take on our misuse of technology - to Trafalgar Studios. The production opens on 22nd April (previews from 14th April) and runs until 22nd May.
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.
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 9th December 2014 – 31st 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 between 7th and 17th October 2015.
The full Trafalgar Studios cast includes: Will Close, Charlotte Dubery, Lillian Henley, Rose Robinson and Shamira Turner.