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Accessible Performances of Kafka’s Surreal Metamorphosis

A thrilling new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis opens tomorrow (Thursday) at the Lyric Hammersmith in London.


In their first commission since 2019, Frantic Assembly and Lemn Sissay OBE collaborate on telling the story of salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect. 


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.


The run (February 1 – March 2) includes an audio described performance (February 13), open captioned performance (February 16), BSL performance (February 19) and a chilled environment performance (February 21).

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