A new play for children aged 5 -8.
Why do giants, monsters and robots excite children? This ancient myth shows how a giant, The Golem, is created by magic to save the village people from harm. The Golem becomes a local hero. But, with time, what happens when The Golem decides to take control?
Fusing puppetry, absurdism and physical theatre with original music and a modern text, this fantastic story will thrill and intrigue young audiences.
The Golem, inspired by the Yiddish legend of the man made out of dust, was the germ of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein
Written by Julia Pascal.
Directed by Liselle Terret
Original Music by Kyla Greenbaum
Designed by Paul McNulty
Project Manager Carole Cotter
Touring theatres and schools autumn 2002 to spring 2003.
Running time 50 minutes. Workshops available.
Cost theatres £350, state schools £250.
Audience maximum 200. Space needed, school halls and studio theatres.
PASCAL THEATRE COMPANY is a New Writing Company and a Registered Charity producing work in London since l980.
Heroine, our play on drug use and abuse was seen in Camden and Outer London schools in l997.
We have performed widely in London, Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Poland. Our productions have been supported by the Arts Council, London Arts, the European Year Against Racism and the British Council. Focus has been on anti-racism, cultural identity and women’s work. Extracts have been broadcast on the Open University.
Authors we have presented include Seamus Finnegan, Karim Alrawi, Carole Rumens, Melanie Phillips, Yana Stajno, Stephen Orlov and Julia Pascal (whose plays are published by Oberon Books).