Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, Golem invites you into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary, ordinary man. Created by the award-winning London-based performance company 1927, this synthesis of hand-made animation, claymation, live music, and theater is a dystopian fable for the 21st century that cleverly and satirically asks who—or what—is in control of our technologies?
In Golem, which draws inspiration from both the shadowy figure of Jewish folklore as well as the early 20th-century literary work by Gustav Meyrink, humankind’s downfall comes about through a time-saving, life-simplifying gadget bought by the masses—a nightmare of the digital revolution made all the more ghoulish by the candy-colored world in which it is set.
1927’s New York debut, the cabaret piece Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea at PS122, earned the company two 2008 Drama Desk nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience and Projection & Animation. The company has since produced several hit international shows, including The Animals and Children took to the Streets and The Magic Flute.