1927 Presents

Golem

The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.

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?

Drawing on the myth of The Golem - the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him - as a starting point, 1927 has created an original production exploring man and his machines.  1927’s Golem 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...

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 must-have, indispensible ingredient for a better life. But its very existence threatens the prospect of those who created it.


Golem is the follow up to 1927’s hit international shows The Animals and Children took to the Streets and The Magic Flute (created in collaboration with Komische Opera Berlin). A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London.

‘The edgiest, most unique performance around.’ - A Younger theatre

‘One of the most visually stunning and technically innovative things you’ll see on stage.’ - The Stage

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