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Gregor Samsa is a travelling salesman until, that is, the day he wakes up as a gigantic insect.
Book by Franz Kafka

Archive :: production:T01240731028, play:S4215, venue:V725

Production details

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.


VenueConnaught Theatre
Other spaces: The Ritz
CountyWest Sussex
From3rd October 2023
To7th October 2023
What is currently on at Connaught Theatre (V725)


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Producer Frantic Assembly
Producer Theatre Royal Plymouth
Producer Curve
Producer MAST Mayflower Studios
Producer Lyric Hammersmith
Adapted by Lemn Sissay (OBE)
Director Scott Graham
Design Jon Bauser
Music Stefan Janik
Lighting Simisola Majekodunmi
Design Ian William Galloway (video)
Sound Helen Skiera
Costume Becky Gunstone
Director David Gilbert (associate director)
Director Will Burton (CDG - casting)
Performer Joe Layton (Chief Clerk / Lodger)
Performer Felipe Pacheco (Gregor)
Performer Hannah Sinclair Robinson (Grete)
Performer Troy Glasgow (Father)
Performer Louise Mai Newberry (Mother)
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