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

Golem had its world premiere at Salzburg State Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Austria on 22 August 2014.



A 1927, Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris & Young Vic co-production

Development supported by The Tolmen Centre Cornwall, Harrogate Theatre, Stratford Circus & Tom - The Old Market

Golem has been supported by funding from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts


Created by 1927 

Directed & Written by Suzanne Andrade 

Film, Animation & Design by Paul Barritt

Music by Lillian Henley

Associate Direction & Design Esme Appleton

Sound Design by Laurence Owen

Costume by Sarah Munro 

Dramaturgy: Ben Francombe

Animation Associate: Derek Andrade

Projection Screen Design: James Lewis

Set Built by Joe Marchant & West Yorkshire Playhouse 

Costume Construction Sarah Munro, Assisted by Martha Copeland

Production Manager: Helen Mugridge

Sound Technician: Chris Prosho 

Producer: Jo Crowley


‘A cracked, exaggerated, funhouse mirror reflection of our world that you could stare into for days’Time Out

’funny, unsettling and unforgettable…a Frankenstein for the 21st Century…alive with irony, imagination and humanity’ The Times

’Groundbreaking with strokes of genius…A witty collision of antiquated aesthetics, wide ranging cultural influences and modern day sensibilities’ Daily Telegraph

‘Unlike anything you will have experienced before - 1927 is officially the sexiest theatre company in town’ Evening Standard

’A bleak, delightful, antique, topical treat in every way’ Financial Times

‘You won’t find a more dazzlingly synchronized interaction between live performance and a crazily satiric world than in Golem’ The Independent 

’It's Kafka meets Little Shop of Horrors…once it’s over your head spins with a thousand images’

’Brilliant and endlessly inventive… Theatre for 1927 is a four dimensional affair, and Golem scores on every plane’
The Arts Desk

Performance History

July 2014                

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, England (development)

22-27 August 2014          

 Salzburg Festival, Salzburg, Austria (World premiere) 

14 November 2014            

Stratford Circus, London, England

21 – 22 November 2014            

The Old Market – Brighton, England    

9 December 2014 – 17 January 2015    

Young Vic Theatre, London, England

12-15 March 2015            

NTCH, Taipei, Taiwan

27 May – 4 June 2015            

Theatre de la Ville, Paris, France