Golem

07/12/17
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In 1927's production of Golem , Luxembourg audiences will experience a dynamic and innovative live performance. Writer and performer Suzanne Andrade and designer Paul Barritt have a strong vision that is central to all their work: the exploration of the relationship between live performer and animation, music, song, and movement. This show generates an incredible atmosphere - the audience will get lost in this rich, bizarre and funny world.

Drawing on the ancient Jewish folklore of Golem - the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him - this production is not a re-telling or adaptation of the myth, but rather an original story, exploring man and his machines. Located in a futuristic and yet throwback, familiar world, where technology and the market economy have evolved to transcend the boundaries of human control, Golem has become a must-have, indispensable ingredient for a better life. Its very existence, however threatens the prospect of those who created it.

The audience will have a sense of stepping into a giant graphic novel that has burst into life. It is a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man. Golem is a dystopian fable for the 21st century which cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world - who or what is in control of our technologies? Golem is winner of the 2015 Critics Circle Award and the Knight of Illumination Award.

» This is a significant work of theatre not just for the ideas, brilliant and funny acting, quirky and memorable script, but because it is truly innovative [?...] It's as if we are seeing a new way of telling stories that has finally caught up with how we live. The Guardian, Brigid Delaney

» A cracked, exaggerated, funhouse mirror reflection of our world that you could stare into for days. Time Out, Andrzej Lukowski

» Groundbreaking with strokes of genius (...) A witty collision of antiquated aesthetics, wide ranging cultural influences and modern day sensibilities. The Daily Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish

» Unlike anything you will have experienced before - 1927 is officially the sexiest theatre company in town. Evening Standard, Fiona Mountford

» A bleak, delightful, antique, topical treat in every way. Financial Times, Ian Shuttleworth

» You won't find a more dazzlingly synchronized interaction between live performance and a crazily satiric world than in Golem . The Independent, Paul Taylor




Cast Genevieve Dunne, Nathan Gregory, Philippa Hambly, Rowena Lennon & Felicity Sparks
Voice of Golem Ben Whitehead
Additional voice-over Suzanne Andrade Created by 1927
Writer & Director Suzanne Andrade
Designer & Animator 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
Drums & Percussion Will Close
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 Supported by funding from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts Golem had its world premiere at Salzburg State Theatre, Salzburg Festival on 22 August 2014Mercredi 6  DÉCEMBRE 2017 Ă  20h00 (tickets)
Jeudi 7  DÉCEMBRE 2017 Ă  20h00 (tickets)
DURÉE environ 1h30 (pas d'entracte)
Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert at 7.30pm before every performance (in English)
Adultes 20 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu
Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Studio