Golem is an interesting play about our reliance on technology to shape who we are and what we want to be. At the same time, the play itself is a multimedia performance which uses technology for its own production.

The set for Golem consists of animation projected against a variety of screens. Through music and careful choreography, the five actors are able to interact with these backdrops and with the Golem. The Golem is, I suppose, a sixth member of the cast, although his performance is entirely pre-scripted.

It's a very amusing and entertaining production, with a little bit of creepiness thrown in. It tries very hard to skewer the notion of progress, but it keeps its sense of humour so it doesn't come across as judgemental.

Golem is at the Young Vic until the 31st of January, 2015

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