Like a giant graphic novel come to life, the universally acclaimed Golem is a deliciously dark dystopian fable about Robert, a binary coder by day, performance-shy punk rocker by night.
Technically brilliant, 1927’s super slick synthesis of handmade animation, claymation, live music and stylized performance reminds us that the danger lies not in machines replicating humans but humans replicating machines. Endlessly inventive and delightfully funny, this is a festival crowd-pleaser for the family.
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Created by 1927
Directed and Written by Suzanne Andrade
Animation and Design by Paul Barritt
Music Lillian Henley
Associate Direction and Design Esme Appleton
Sound Design Laurence Owen
Costumes Sarah Munro
Dramaturgy Ben Francombe
Animation Associate Derek Andrade
Drums and Percussion Will Close
Projection Screen Design James Lewis
Set Built by Joe Marchant and West Yorkshire Playhouse
Costume Construction Sarah Munro, assisted by Martha Copeland
Sound Technician Chris Prosho
Production Manager Helen Mugridge
Producer Jo Crowley
Performed by Esme Appleton, Lillian Henley, Rose Robinson, Shamira Turner and Will Close.
Voice of Golem Ben Whitehead
Additional voice over Suzanne Andrade
A 1927, Salzburg Festival, Theatre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic co-production
Development supported by The Tolmen Centre Cornwall, Harrogate Theatre, Stratford Circus and Tom – The Old Market
Original production supported by funding from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts
Photos: Bernhard Mueller
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