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A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London

The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.

Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you to take a step through the looking glass into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man. Blending 1927's synthesis of handmade animation, claymation, live music and performance Golem is a dystopian fable for the twenty first 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 the follow up to 1927's hit international shows The Animals and Children took to the Streets and The Magic Flute (created in collaboration with Komische Oper Berlin).

A visually dazzling, mind-pinching production"


A cracked, exaggerated, funhouse mirror reflection of our world that you could stare into for days"


Funny, unsettling and unforgettable...a Frankenstein for the 21st Century...alive with irony, imagination and humanity"




31 May-3 Jun
7.30pm, 2.30pm (Sat mat)
(plus booking fee)

Running Time 1hr 30mins (no interval)
Ages 12+

Created by 1927
Directed & Written by Suzanne Andrade
Film, Animation & Design Paul Barritt
Music Lillian Henley
Associate Direction & Design Esme Appleton
Sound Designer Laurence Owen
Costume Designer Sarah Munro
Dramaturgy Ben Francombe
Animation Associate Derek Andrade
Projection Screen Design James Lewis
Set Build Joe Marchant & West Yorkshire Playhouse
Costume Construction Sarah Munro and Martha Copeland
Production Manager Helen Mugridge
Sound Technician Chris Prosho
Producer Jo Crowley

Photography Bernhard Mueller

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Ticket Offers

Friends of Bristol Old Vic
25% off tickets
Limited to 4 tickets per friend

Groups of 10+ £4 off all ticket prices (excl Fri & Sat eves)
Groups of 20+ £4 off all ticket prices, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eves)
Groups of 50+ £7 off all ticket prices, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eves)

In summer 2016 we began redevelopment works to transform our front of house King Street entrance into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.

Theatre Entrance

You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day Lewis and Miranda Richardson.

Our new Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.

Click here for more information and updates on our Theatre entrance.

Ticket Collection

On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.

For more information on accessibility, ticket collection, our Backstage Bar, arrival and drop-off at our Theatre plus updates on our redevelopment, click here.

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