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Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Metamorphosis
A brand new adaptation by Scene Productions in association with Redbridge Drama Centre.

‘This version of Kafka’s extraordinary story has a dreamlike quality, powerfully evoked by immaculately slick, highly imaginative physical theatre.’                                              

(The Stage Newspaper)

Cast of three
Running time: approx 1hr
plus optional 20 minute Q&A

“What has happended to me?” One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had transformed into a gigantic insect.

Watch as the unremarkable life of this once quiet and diligent salesman, descends into antennae twitching chaos. With a voice replaced by a rasp, a new body and countless waving legs; it is one thing for him to adapt to the new transformation; it is quite another for his family to cope with the new reality.

A mixture of mirth, mayhem and the macabre, Metamorphosis is told in a haunting, lyrical style, fusing narration, masks, puppetry, choreographed sequences, a simple set and extensive multi-roling.

We will use a range of styles and influences from Brecht, Berkoff, Godber, Punchdrunk, Frantic Assembly, Stanislavski and Artaud to create a thrilling theatrical experience that will inspire students and provide a toolkit of innovative ideas and approaches to a piece of text.

In addition to schools touring we will also be performing Metamorphosis at a couple of theatres. Please see booking information below. The list will be updated as new venues are added.

Cast:
Katharine
David Sayers
Stuart Walker
Sound design:
Danny Bright

Please note: When making a booking or booking enquiry please let Scene Productions know if your facility has access to sound and lighting equipment. The tech for the show will be minimal but a technician or student may be required on the day to assist with the get in and to run the show. Once the booking has been confirmed Scene Productions will contact you nearer the show date to discuss exact technical requirements. Once a booking has been made please email your technicians contact details to info@sceneproductions.co.uk

If you DO NOT have access to these facilities please inform Scene Productions when you make a booking and the company will perform a version of the show without stage lighting.

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Dates 2012

January

Thurs 12th LONDON Redbridge Drama Centre 8pm
0208 5045451 www.redbridgedramacentre.co.uk
Mon 16th TONBRIDGE EM Forster Theatre 7.30pm
01732 304241 www.tonbridge-school.co.uk
Tues 17th STANTONBURY Stantonbury Campus Theatre 1.30pm
01908 324422 www.stantonbury.org.uk
Tues 24th ESSEX Braintree Arts Theatre 7.30pm
01376 556354 www.braintreeartstheatre.com

February

Thurs 23rd LONDON Tara Studio 1.30pm
0208 3334457 www.tara-arts.com
Thurs 23rd LONDON Tara Studio 7.30pm
0208 3334457 www.tara-arts.com

March

Tue 20th Sat 24th London The Courtyard 7.30pm
0844 477 1000 www.thecourtyard.org.uk

 

April

Mon 16th BRACKNELL South Hill Park -Book Now!!
7pm
01344 484123 www.southhillpark.org.uk
Tue 17th BRACKNELL South Hill Park – SOLD OUT!! 7pm
01344 484123 www.southhillpark.org.uk
Wed 18th MIDDLESBROUGH Middlesbrough Theatre 7.30pm
01642 815181 www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/entertainment
Mon 23rd  Peterborough  Key Theatre
 01733 207239  key.theatre@vivacitypeterborough.com TBC