The Metamorphosis

Saturday 18th May 2024
7:30 pm

£13 Adult Adv; £11 U16's; £16 Door; £44 Family 4

Event Description

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect.

Gregor’s life is full of contradictions, confusion and reasons to feel inadequate. He works hard in a job which he dislikes in a society which he does not understand, but which allows him to provide for his family. Following his shocking metamorphosis after terrible nightmares into a giant insect he begins to realise what it is that makes him human. But is it too late? As his mind adapts to his new life Gregor grows ever more distant from the world, struggling to hold on to his humanity.

Kafka’s Prague in 1915 was full of confusing bureaucracy, indecipherable rules and regulations and a host of reasons why Gregor should grow to consider himself utterly worthless. Today, our world is not so different. Our government and social structures have never been more complex, confusing, and… well, Kafkaesque. The world bustles along with little time or energy to notice those around us who may be struggling, and social media bombards us with images of perfect people with perfect lives, completely unattainable for most of us.

Franz Kafka’s story of a misfit trying to adapt to his busy world is as relevant now as it ever was. This new adaptation of a classic tale of alienation explores the many aspects of modern life which conspire to isolate us from each other, and what it is about being human which brings us closer together.

About Mild Peril Theatre

Our main aim at Mild Peril Theatre is to help emerging and new artists to tell their stories and present their ideas to audiences.

It’s not easy getting a new idea of the ground, however brilliant it is. Perhaps you just need to talk through your ideas and to find somebody who might be able to point you in the right direction. Maybe you need help with money or working out whether an idea is affordable or even possible.

Mild Peril Theatre was set up to help you to get your idea off the ground. Let us know what it is you want to do and how you think we might be able to help, and we’ll talk it through with you. We won’t take over, and we won’t try to talk you out of it.

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