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The Metamorphosis

by Mild Peril Theatre Ltd

theatre, spoken-word-and-live-literature

The Metamorphosis is a modern adaptation of Franz Kafka’s classic tale of isolation and alienation.

about the production

‘As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect.’ Following Gregor’s shocking metamorphosis he finally learns what makes him human. But is it too late? As his mind adapts to his new life Gregor grows ever more distant, struggling to retain his humanity. Kafka's story of a misfit trying to adapt to his busy world is as relevant in today’s world as it ever was. This new adaptation explores the many aspects of modern life which isolate us, and the parts of being human which bring us closer together.

about the artist

Mild Peril Theatre aims to make brilliant theatre accessible to all by producing high quality performances and bringing them to local communities. Our team of collaborators, producers and artists have been creating and operating productions around the world in a wide range of disciplines for many years, with experience including touring theatre, site specific work, festivals, opera, drama, musicals, comedy and dance. We have fun, we look after each other, and we do a job which we love: we tell stories.

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stage dimensions

width: 6 metres

height: 4 metres

depth: 5 metres

Flexible. Get in takes 4 hours, get out takes 40 minutes. House sound and LX required, requirements are light. We provide sound cues on a laptop, and we can operate sound and LX.

Age 10+.
Our target demographics are as follows: Literary enthusiasts, theatregoers, fans of the genre, students, diversity and inclusion advocates.

This adaptation of "The Metamorphosis" includes themes that address mental health issues, diversity and inclusion, and social justice issues. Kafka's work is studied in school and college literature courses, and this production should attract students who are familiar with the story. Kafka's work is often classified as "surrealist" or "absurdist," and this production will appeal to fans of playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Harold Pinter.

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Free pre- or post- show discussion and Q&A available on selected dates. Accompanying educational resources are available, focusing on the themes of the text.

Straight 75/25 split, no guarantee required.