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Image: Perou & Paul Reardon at Peter & Paul

Full tour dates have been announced for Frantic Assembly’s new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Metamorphosis, a bold, new collaboration between internationally celebrated poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE and Frantic Assembly’s artistic director Scott Graham (Othello, Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout). Kafka’s Metamorphosis is a powerful and vital depiction of humans struggling within a system that crushes them under its heel.  Gregor Samsa finds himself transformed from bread winner into burden in this absurd and tragic story. Metamorphosis will be an inherently visceral production about the limitations of the body and the mind, of imagination and aspiration. All of this, coupled with the fluidity and lyricism of Lemn Sissay’s adaptation, promises an exciting and dynamic show!



Metamorphosis will be adapted by Lemn Sissay, directed by Scott Graham, designed by Jon Bausor, video design by Ian William Galloway, music composed by Stefan Janik and sound design by Helen Skiera. Associate director is David Gilbert, the casting director is Will Burton CDG and the producer is Kerry Whelan.


Theatre Royal Plymouth -12 – 16 September
Curve, Leicester -19 –  23 September
MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton - 26 – 30 September
Connaught Theatre, Worthing - 3 – 7 October
York Theatre Royal - 10 – 14 October (On Sale Soon)
Liverpool Playhouse - 17 – 21 October  
Northern Stage, Newcastle - 24 – 28 October (On Sale Soon)
Mercury Theatre, Colchester - 7 – 11 November (On Sale Soon)
Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford - 14 –  18 November
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford  - 21 –  25 November

Bristol Old Vic - 10 – 20 January 2024 (On Sale Soon)
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry - 23 – 27 January 2024 (On Sale Soon)
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre - 1 Feb – 2 March 2024

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