Golem to be broadcast on BBC4

Thursday 15 November 2018

Broadcasts - Shows

1927's Golem will be broadcast in the UK on BBC4 this Sunday 18 November at 10.30pm. It will also be available on iPlayer for a short time afterwards.

1927's Golem is to be screened on BBC4 this Sunday, 18 November 2018, and will be available after broadcast on the BBC's iPlayer for one month.

The performance was filmed earlier this year for The Space, at London's ArtsDepot.

1927's dystopian fable about our reliance on machines, blending animation, live music and performance, has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike since its UK premiere at London's Young Vic Theatre in December 2014.

Since then Golem has, over three and half years, been performed over 315 times, touring across the UK and internationally to 17 countries across 5 continents.

Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, Golem is a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man, written and directed by Suzanne Andrade with hand-crafted animation by Paul Barritt entwined with live performance from 1927's ensemble of performers, alongside a live and recorded score composed by Lillian Henley.

The broadcast comes as the company continues its tour of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, performing a number of dates in the UK and internationally including a run at the Old Market Theatre in Hove over Christmas and dates at HOME Manchester and London's Lyric Hammersmith in 2019.

Check here for further details.

About the company

1927 is an award-winning Margate and London based company that specialises in combining performance and live music with animation and film to create magical filmic theatre.

Founded in 2005 by co-artistic directors Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt, the Company also includes associate artist Esme Appleton, composer Lillian Henley and producer Jo Crowley.

1927 became an Associate Company of the Roundhouse and HOME Manchester in 2016.

Previous productions include The Animals and Children Took to the Streets (Sydney Opera House, National Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre); Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Battersea Arts Centre); The Magic Flute (Komische Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, LA Opera, Minnesota Opera); The Krazy Kat Project (Ensemble Musikfabrik); Petrushka & L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Komisch Oper Berlin & Deutsche Oper am Rhein).

About The Space

The Space is a commissioning and development organisation, established by Arts Council England and the BBC to support greater digital access to the arts.

The Space is committed to supporting and facilitating the UK arts sector to realise its digital ambitions.

The organisation commissions arts projects, offers online audience and digital skills development, and provides a production and distribution pipeline to ensure that these projects reach a wide and diverse range of audiences.


Genevieve Dunne

Nathan Gregory

Philippa Hambly

Rowena Lennon

Felicity Sparks

Ben Whitehead (voice of Golem)


Created by 1927

Directed & Written by Suzanne Andrade

Film, Animation & Design by 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

Projection Screen Design James Lewis

Set Built by Joe Marchant & West Yorkshire Playhouse

Costume Construction Sarah Munro, assisted by Martha Copeland


This production of Golem was captured with support from The Space for BBC Four.

Executive Producer for BBC Arts Emma Cahusac

Executive Producer for The Space Helen Spencer

Producer for 1927 Joanna Crowley

Producer Celia Moore

Directed by Nick Morris

GOLEM IS 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.

1927 is funded by Arts Council England.


BBC website for Golem

The Space


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