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1927's production of Golem transfers to the West End
The 1927's production of Golem will transfer to the Trafalgar Studios 1 for a limited run, following a sell-out season at the Young Vic Theatre earlier this year. The production will open for previews on 14 April with an official opening on 22 April, running for a limited five weak season until 22 May 2015.
Written and Directed by Suzanne Andrade with Film, Animation & Design by Paul Barritt, this visually arresting play is a satirical take on our misuse of technology in the modern day, mixing live performance and music with film and animation.
The cast for the production includes Will Close, Charlotte Dubery, Lillian Henley, Rose Robinson and Shamira Turner.
Golem follows the life of extraordinarily ordinary Robert Robertson, whose life is irrevocably disrupted when he buys a golem – a creature who will improve the efficiency of his daily affairs. But when Robert upgrades to superior model Golem 2, the show questions what happens when man is no longer in control of machine.
1927 is an award-winning London-based company that specialises in combining performance and live music with animation and film to create magical filmic theatre. The original production played in the Main House at the Young Vic from 9 December 2014 to 31 January 2015 after being extended due to popular demand.
Following the West End run Golem will embark on an international tour before arriving at HOME in Manchester in October 2015.
The production follows previous Young Vic transfers 'A View From the Bridge' and 'The Scottsboro Boys' to the commercial West End.
Tickets for the limited run will go on sale to the general public on Monday 2 March at 10am.