Golem

Barritt, Paul and Andrade, Suzanne (2014) Golem. [Performance]

Abstract

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, indispensable 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.

In 2018, we collaborated with The Space to capture Golem on film, which debuted on BBC4 in November 2018.

To celebrate World Theatre Day on 27 March 2019 we broadcast the film capture of Golem with 10 international arts partners. The broadcast can be viewed on this website, on 1927’s facebook page and on the Facebook pages and websites of our partners - Taiwan’s National Theater and Concert Hall, Spoleto Festival USA, HOME Manchester, Brighton’s The Old Market, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Belgium’s La Libre newspaper, Jewish Museum Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin and The Space. The British Council will also be streaming the show as part of its Anyone//Anywhere season celebrating the 30th anniversary of the web.

Golem is in English with subtitles available in English, French and German, and will be available to view for free until Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Created by 1927 Theatre Company
Directed & Written by Suzanne Andrade
Film, Animation & Design by Paul Barritt
Music by Lillian Henley
Associate Direction & Design by Esme Appleton
Sound Design by Laurence Owen
Costume by Sarah Munro

Dramaturgy: Ben Francombe
Animation Associate: Derek Andrade
Drums & Percussion - Additional Composition: Will Close
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 & Andres Velasquez
Sound Technician: Chris Prosho
Producer: Jo Crowley

CREDITS

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

Venue Details

  1. Golem World Premiere
    • Location: Salzburg State Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Salzburg, Austria
    • Dates: 22-27 Aug 2014

  2. Golem
    • Location: Stratford Circus, London, England
    • Dates: 14 Nov 2014

  3. Golem
    • Location: The Old Market – Brighton, England
    • Dates: 21-22 Nov 2014

  4. Golem
    • Location: Young Vic Theatre, London, England
    • Dates: 09 Dec 2014 - 17 Jan 2015

  5. Golem
    • Location: NTCH, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Dates: 12-15 Mar 2015

  6. Golem
    • Location: Theatre de la Ville, Paris, France
    • Dates: 27 May - 4 Jun 2015

  7. Golem
    • Location: Chekhov Festival, Moscow, Russia
    • Dates: 23-27 June 2015

  8. Golem
    • Location: 13-16 August 2015: Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China
    • Dates: 13-16 Aug 2015

  9. Golem
    • Location: Arts & Cultural Centre, Zhongshan, China
    • Dates: 19-20 Aug 2015

  10. Golem
    • Location: Shi Xia Drama Theater, Shenzhen, China
    • Dates: 22-23 Aug 2015

  11. Golem
    • Location: Zhongnan Theatre, Wuhan, China
    • Dates: 25 Aug 2015

  12. Golem
    • Location: NCPA, Beijing, China
    • Dates: 29-30 Aug 2015

  13. Golem
    • Location: HOME, Manchester, UK
    • Dates: 07-17 Oct 2015

  14. Golem
    • Location: Oriental Arts Centre, Shanghai, China
    • Dates: 06-07 Nov 2015

  15. Golem
    • Location: Zhongnan Theatre, Wuhan, China
    • Dates: 10-11 Nov 2015

  16. Golem
    • Location: Wulin Lu Theatre, Hangzhou, China
    • Dates: 14-15 Nov 2015

  17. Golem
    • Location: Arts Centre, Suzhou, China
    • Dates: 17-19 Nov 2015

  18. Golem
    • Location: Arts & Cultural Centre, Nanjing, China
    • Dates: 21-22 Nov 2015

  19. Golem
    • Location: Nine Theatre, Beijing, China
    • Dates: 25-29 Nov 2015

  20. Golem
    • Location: Festival de Otoño a Primavera, Madrid
    • Dates: 9-12 Dec 2015

  21. Golem
    • Location: Schauspielhaus Zurich, Switzerland
    • Dates: 16-17 Dec 2015

  22. Golem
    • Location: The Old Market, Brighton, UK
    • Dates: 29 Dec 2015 -16 Jan 2016

  23. Golem
    • Location: Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide, Australia
    • Dates: 08-13 Mar 2016

  24. Golem
    • Location: Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney, Australia
    • Dates: 16-26 Mar 2016

  25. Golem
    • Location: E.A.R. Teatro di Messina, Sicily, Italy
    • Dates: 14-17 Apr 2016

  26. Golem
    • Location: Teatro Nazionale, Torino, Italy
    • Dates: 11-14 May 2016

  27. Golem
    • Location: Spoleto Festival, Charleston, USA
    • Dates: 8-12 Jun 2016

  28. Golem
    • Location: Lincoln Center Festival, New York, USA
    • Dates: 26-31 Jul 2016

  29. Golem
    • Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, UK
    • Dates: 10-13 May 2017

  30. Golem
    • Location: ILT Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
    • Dates: 18-19 May 2017

  31. Golem
    • Location: Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, UK
    • Dates: 31 May - 3 Jun 2017

  32. Golem
    • Location: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, UK
    • Dates: 10 Jun 2017

  33. Golem
    • Location: Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, UK
    • Dates: 13-17 Jun 2017

  34. Golem
    • Location: Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, N.Yorks, UK
    • Dates: 21-24 Jun 2017

  35. Golem
    • Location: Festival de Amada, Portugal
    • Dates: 12-13 Jul 2017

  36. Golem
    • Location: Festival Mit Ribdavia, Galicia, Spain
    • Dates: 15 Jul 2017

  37. Golem
    • Location: Cast, Doncaster, UK
    • Dates: 5-9 Sept 2017

  38. Golem
    • Location: Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, UK
    • Dates: 12-16 Sept 2017

  39. Golem
    • Location: Theatre Royal Margate, UK
    • Dates: 4-5 Oct 2017

  40. Golem
    • Location: Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool, UK
    • Dates: 17-21 Oct 2017

  41. Golem
    • Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz International Theatre Festival, Vitoria, Spain
    • Dates: 31 Oct 2017

  42. Golem
    • Location: Festival Temporada Alta, Salt (Girona), Spain
    • Dates: 4-5 Nov 217

  43. Golem
    • Location: LG Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea
    • Dates: 16-19 Nov 2017

  44. Golem
    • Location: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    • Dates: 25 Nov - 02 Dec 2017

  45. Golem
    • Location: Theatre de la Ville Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • Dates: 06 - 07 Dec 2017

  46. Golem
    • Location: Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
    • Dates: 21-25 Mar 2018

  47. Golem
    • Location: II World Theatre Festival, Astana, Kazakhstan
    • Dates: 22 Jun 2018

Item Type: Performance
Additional Information: 18 November 2018: Golem was screened in the UK on BBC Four and available on BBC iPlayer until 17 December 2018.
BBC Four - Golem was created as a 1927, Salzburg Festival, Theatre de la Ville Paris & Young Vic co-production with development support from Harrogate Theatre, Stratford Circus and The Old Market. 1927 was supported by The Space to film Golem in 2018 at artsdepot, London.
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 31163
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Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 16:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31163

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