Adapted by Lemn Sissay OBE. Directed by Scott Graham.
One morning Gregor Samsa awakes to find himself changed. To those around him, he is a dangerous, untouchable vermin. Worse than that, he is a burden.
A word said, an action out of place, the opening of old wounds, none of which can be undone. Until now Gregor has woken every morning, quietly left to take the same train, and worked to pay off the family debt. But that world explodes on this morning of brutal metamorphosis.
In their first commission since 2019, Frantic Assembly and Lemn Sissay O.B.E. collaborate on this thrilling new adaptation of Metamorphosis. Combining the fluidity and lyricism of Lemn Sissay’s adaptation and Frantic’s uncompromising physicality, this promises to be an unmissable retelling of Franz Kafka’s shocking tale of cruelty and kindness; a visceral and vital depiction of humans struggling within a system that crushes them under its heel.
Commissioned and produced by Frantic Assembly, in a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Curve, MAST Mayflower Studios and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
Adapted by: Lemn Sissay OBE
Director: Scott Graham
Designer: Jon Bausor
Lighting Designer: Simisola Majekodunmi
Video Designer: Ian William Galloway
Composer: Stefan Janik
Sound Designer: Helen Skiera
Costume Designer: Becky Gunstone
Associate Director: David Gilbert
Casting Director: Will Burton CDG
Louise Mai Newberry
2 hrs 20 mins (approx.)
Audio described performance: Wed 13 Sep, 2:30pm. Audio Description notes can be found here.
Touch Tour: Wed 13 Sep, 1:30pm
Captioned performance: Thu 14 Sep, 7:30pm
BSL interpreted performance: Fri 15 Sep, 7:30pm (Interpreted by Daryl McMullan, provided by Complete Communication LTD)
Contains: Strobe lighting, flashing lights, haze, strong language, loud noise/ music and depiction of violent acts.
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