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A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London.
After a work-in-development showing of Golem at Harrogate Theatre in 2014, 1927 are returning back to where it all began as part of their UK and international tour.
Golem premiered at the Young Vic in December 2014, winning a Critics Circle Award and the Knight of Illumination Award. 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 technology?
We invite you to take a step through the looking glass into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man. Based on the myth of The Golem, the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him. However this is not a retelling or adaptation, but an original story exploring man and his machines; machines whose very existence threatens those who created them.
Over 650,000 people in 35 countries across 5 continents have seen the award winning company 1927’s productions. Central to their vision is the exploration of the relationship between live performer and animation. Their hybrid work combines film, word, music, movement and handmade animation to create magical performance. The music of Golem has been written by Lillian Henley who also wrote and will appear in Elephant and Castle at Harrogate Theatre on 7th June.
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).
'One of the most visually stunning and technically innovative things you’ll see on stage.' The Stage
'Funny, unsettling and unforgettable... a Frankenstein for the 21st Century... alive with irony, imagination and humanity' The Times
Golem will be at Harrogate Theatre from Wednesday 21st June - Saturday 24th June.
For more information on 1927 click here.