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VenueBirmingham Repertory Theatre
Other spaces: The Door
CountyWest Midlands
From26th February 2008
To1st March 2008
PricesFrom £10.00. To £25.00.
What is currently on at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (V143)
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Gregor Samsa is a travelling salesman until, that is, the day he wakes up as a gigantic insect. So begins Berkoff's exploration of Kafka's surreal tale. In a world where money and work are God, this play reminds us the human spirit should not be taken for granted.
Book by Franz Kafka

Archive :: production:T2086029119, play:S4215, venue:V143

Production details

Conjuring up explosively theatrical world with daring aerial physicality, the acclaimed production combines a mind-bending, gravity-defying split-level set and an original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.


Producer Lyric Hammersmith
Producer Vesturport Theatre
Producer Kate McGrath
Adapted by David Farr
Adapted by Gisli Orn Gardarsson
Music Nick Cave
Music Warren Ellis
Director David Farr
Director Gisli Gardarsson
Musical Director Nick Cave
Musical Director Warren Ellis
Design Borkur Jonsson
Design Warren Ellis
Lighting Hartley T A Kemp
Sound Nick Manning
Costume Brenda Murphy
Performer Tom Mannion
Performer Jonathan McGuiness
Performer Elva Osk Olafsdottir
Performer Unnur Osp Stefansdottir
Performer Bjorn Thors

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