Golem, Festival de Almada, Portugal
Following performances at the Young Vic, the West End and an extensive international tour, multi-award-winning theatre company 1927’s Golem returns, continuing to challenge and satirise our misuse of technology with a tour of the UK, Europe & Asia
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 Golem 2.0, the show asks what happens when man is no longer in control of machine.
Eerily relevant to our tech-obsessed world, Golem is directed and written by Suzanne Andrade, with film, animation and design by Paul Barritt – who jointly won Best Designer at the 2015 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for the production.
Seamlessly synchronising live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation, Golem is the fourth show from 1927 and had its world premiere at the Salzburg Festival in August 2014. Following a two-month sold-out and extended season at the Young Vic, followed by West End transfer it has since toured extensively, visiting Taiwan, France, China, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Australia and the United States. In 2015, Golem won a Critics Circle Award for its design and a Knights of Illumination Award.