Page extent: 96
A six-legged nightmare by Franz Kafka.
Kafka’s terrifying but bizarrely comic story in a theatrically explosive new version.
The ordinary, unremarkable life of the Samsas is turned upside down when their son, Gregor emerges one morning transformed into a monstrous insect. As revulsion turns to resentment, strange things start to happen to the Samsa family…
Published in collaboration with the 2006 production at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, by Artistic Director David Farr with actor/director Gísli Örn Gardarsson of Iceland’s acclaimed Vesturport Theatre.
‘[A] brilliant, overtly politicised take on Kafka's 1915 novella… the last half-hour is devastating – as the centenary of Kafka's novella approaches, it's hard to see this being unseated as the definitive stage version.’ – Time Out
‘The brilliant theatrical make-over… has become an international hit’ – Independent