Metamorphosis (stage version)
From Wed 10 Jan 2024 to Sat 2 Mar 2024
Gregor Samsa wakes up each morning, quietly leaves the house to take the same train, and works to pay off the family debt.
But that world explodes one morning, when Gregor awakes to find himself changed. To those around him he is dangerous, untouchable vermin. Worse than that, he is a burden.
Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka's shocking tale of cruelty and kindness, has been a literary landmark since it was first published in 1915. Lemn Sissay's thrilling stage adaptation is a visceral and vital depiction of humans struggling within a system that crushes them under its heel. It was commissioned and first produced in 2023 by Frantic Assembly, in a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Curve, MAST Mayflower Studios and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, and was directed by Scott Graham.
'An ingenious, nightmarish adaptation... Frantic Assembly has been rewriting the rulebook for almost three decades now; its rigorous physical exploration of emotion combined with edgy pulsing soundtracks has won an ardent following'The Times
'Uncompromising, utterly captivating... combines the best of physical theatre with poetic language and stimulating storytelling... a sublime, intense theatrical experience'Reviews Hub
'An urgent observation of a bloodsucking, broken system that renders people worthless if they cannot work'WhatsOnStage
21 Sep 2023Size: 198mm x 129mm
21 Sep 2023
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