Golem is an outstanding work of 1927, meticulously combining its specialty of animation, live music, and performance. Since its premiere in 2014, the work has been on a world tour, receiving rapturous reviews. Golem was inspired by a novel of the same title written by Gustav Meyrink, but was completely recreated by the group’s writer, Suzanne Andrade. This work not only offers visual pleasure through an impressive synthesis of animation and live performance but also raises a poignant satire on the modern world, questioning ‘who controls what in this technosociety’. We are expecting to give our audiences deep and fresh impression about this performance.
This young British company 1927 consists of a peculiar combination of members, including animators, writers, pianists, and actors. The group won 5 awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007 with their hit debut Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The second creation The Animals & Children took to the Streets marked a world success, followed by Magic Flute created together with The Komische Opera Berlin. For Magic Flute, 1927 replaced traditional opera stage sets with a creative and unique stage using animation, winning the Best Design award at Opera World Awards.
Golem created by 1927
- Date: 16–19 November 2017
- Time: Weekdays 20.00pm, Saturday 15.00, 19.00, Sunday 15.00
- Venue: LG Arts Center
- Duration: 90mins (without an interval)
- Tickets: R 80,000 / S 60,000 / A 40,000
- Booking information: LG Arts Center website
British Company 1927
Founded in 2005 by animator & illustrator Paul Barritt, and writer & performer Suzanne Andrade, 1927 truly came together when the tremendously talented performer Esme Appleton joined them, suggesting that the pair merged animation and live performance to see what might happen...but something was missing...enter Lillian Henley, composer and pianist. A decade on 1927 are still experimenting with what happens when performance, live music with animation come together...
1927’s third show - Golem, a 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris & Young Vic Theatre had its world premiere at the Salzburg Festival in August 2014. In the same year, 1927 also presented Paul Barritt’s short film White Morning, at Sundance, Florida, and the London Short Film Festival and Paul collaborated with Ensemble MusikFabrik to create A Tribute to Krazy Kat, a live music and animation performance, which premiered in Dresden in October.