Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

#45 GOLEM

1927
In English

[EN] In 1927’s production of Golem, Luxembourg audiences will experience a dynamic and innovative live performance. Writer and performer Suzanne Andrade and designer Paul Barritt have a strong vision that is central to all their work: the exploration of the relationship between live performer and animation, music, song, and movement. This show generates an incredible atmosphere – the audience will get lost in this rich, bizarre and funny world.

Drawing on the ancient Jewish folklore of Golem – the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him – this production is not a re-telling or adaptation of the myth, but rather an original story, exploring man and his machines. Located in a futuristic and yet throwback, familiar world, where technology and the market economy have evolved to transcend the boundaries of human control, Golem has become a must-have, indispensable ingredient for a better life. Its very existence, however threatens the prospect of those who created it.

The audience will have a sense of stepping into a giant graphic novel that has burst into life. It is a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man. Golem is a dystopian fable for the 21st century which cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world – who or what is in control of our technologies? Golem is winner of the 2015 Critics Circle Award and the Knight of Illumination Award.

» This is a significant work of theatre not just for the ideas, brilliant and funny acting, quirky and memorable script, but because it is truly innovative […] It’s as if we are seeing a new way of telling stories that has finally caught up with how we live. The Guardian, Brigid Delaney

» A cracked, exaggerated, funhouse mirror reflection of our world that you could stare into for days. Time Out, Andrzej Lukowski

» Groundbreaking with strokes of genius (...) A witty collision of antiquated aesthetics, wide ranging cultural influences and modern day sensibilities. The Daily Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish

» Unlike anything you will have experienced before – 1927 is officially the sexiest theatre company in town. Evening Standard, Fiona Mountford

» A bleak, delightful, antique, topical treat in every way. Financial Times, Ian Shuttleworth

» You won’t find a more dazzlingly synchronized interaction between live performance and a crazily satiric world than in Golem. The Independent, Paul Taylor

[DIS]

Cast Genevieve Dunne, Nathan Gregory, Philippa Hambly, Rowena Lennon & Felicity Sparks
Voice of Golem Ben Whitehead
Additional voice-over Suzanne Andrade

Created by 1927
Writer & Director Suzanne Andrade
Designer & Animator Paul Barritt
Music by Lillian Henley
Associate Direction & Design Esme Appleton
Sound Design by Laurence Owen
Costume by Sarah Munro
Dramaturgy Ben Francombe
Animation Associate Derek Andrade
Drums & Percussion Will Close
Producer Jo Crowley

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

Mercredi 6 DÉCEMBRE 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)
Jeudi 7 DÉCEMBRE 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)

DURÉE environ 1h30 (pas d'entracte)

Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert at 7.30pm before every performance (in English)

Adultes 20 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu

Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Studio

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