Golem

Like a giant graphic novel burst into life!

12 September, 2017 - 16 September, 2017

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs

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

Golem

Tuesday 12 September - Saturday 16 September

Suitable for ages 12+

Approx 1hr 30mins - no interval


Post Show Q&A: Wed 13 Sept

Audio Described Peformance: Sat 16 Sept 2:30pm


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 2014.
 

Do we control technology or does it control us? That is the theme of the five-star West End show Golem, coming to NST from the 12-16 September.

Golem is designed to obey, to help and to assist everything its owner commands. But when Golem falls under the control of a faceless corporation, it’s mind is overtaken. It begins spying on it owners, slowly taking control of the of their behaviour, shopping habits and even the way they dress.

Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, Golem is a dystopian fable for the twenty first century, cleverly blending live acting with pre-recorded animation. Golem, a clay man brought to life on stage through animation, is an extraordinary mix of live theatre and technology exploring one of the great questions of the modern world - who or what is ultimately in control of our technologies?

'1927 conjure a world so complete it feels as if you've fallen down a rabbit hole' -  Guardian

'A thrilling combination of animation, live performance, theatre and music…shows are dark and fruity, wildly inventive, fiendishly skilled and with a great sense of joy and purity' - The Telegraph