Barritt, P., Andrade, S. and 1927 Theatre Company 2014. Golem. Salzburg State Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Salzburg, Austria 22 - 27 Aug 2014
Title of workGolem
CreatorsBarritt, P., Andrade, S. and 1927 Theatre Company

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
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

Output mediaFilms
EventGolem World Premiere
First publicly available date
Print22 Aug 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited16 Oct 2020
Accepted01 Jan 2014
Output statusPublished
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.

Web address (URL)https://www.19-27.co.uk/golem
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