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Metamorphosis archiveGregor Samsa is a travelling salesman until, that is, the day he wakes up as a gigantic insect. One morning Gregor Samsa awakes to find himself changed. To those around him he is 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 OBE 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.


Joe Layton (Chief Clerk / Lodger), Felipe Pacheco (Gregor), Hannah Sinclair Robinson (Grete), Troy Glasgow (Father), Louise Mai Newberry (Mother)


Book by: Franz Kafka
Producer(s): Frantic Assembly, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Curve, MAST Mayflower Studios, Lyric Hammersmith
Adapted by: Lemn Sissay (OBE)
Director(s): Scott Graham, David Gilbert (associate director), Will Burton (CDG - casting)
Design(s): Jon Bauser, Ian William Galloway (video)
Music: Stefan Janik
Lighting: Simisola Majekodunmi
Sound: Helen Skiera
Costume: Becky Gunstone


Metamorphosis (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01240731028. Details of all Metamorphosis archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4215

Archive Listings

1 Feb 24
2 Mar 24
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
Outer London, Greater London
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23 Jan 24
27 Jan 24
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry, West Midlands
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10 Jan 24
20 Jan 24
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol, City of Bristol
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21 Nov 23
25 Nov 23
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey
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14 Nov 23
18 Nov 23
The Lowry
Salford, Greater Manchester
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7 Nov 23
11 Nov 23
Mercury Theatre
Colchester, Essex
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24 Oct 23
28 Oct 23
Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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17 Oct 23
21 Oct 23
Everyman & Playhouse
Liverpool, Merseyside
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10 Oct 23
14 Oct 23
Theatre Royal
York, North Yorkshire
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3 Oct 23
7 Oct 23
Connaught Theatre
Worthing, West Sussex
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26 Sep 23
30 Sep 23
MAST Mayflower Studios
Southampton, Hampshire
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19 Sep 23
23 Sep 23
Leicester, Leicestershire
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11 Sep 23
16 Sep 23
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
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