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Wed 9 Jul 2008–Sat 19 Jul 2008, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Unwaged: $13.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Brianne Kerr

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

Unable to communicate, his movement improbable, his voice impossible, his body monstrous, Gregor makes a desperate attempt to connect with his loved ones . . . with dire consequences.

His mortified family reacts with fear and loathing which quickly turns to pain and concern, indifference, hatred and finally:

“How do we relieve the burden of the ‘thing’ in the back room?”

This powerful allegory from the tortured pen of Franz Kafka and adapted by theatre’s wild child Steven Berkoff, is a breath taking ride of startling imagery, physical prowess, pulsating rhythm and an emphatic soundscape.

Metamorphosis is the inaugural production from EnsembleImpact, a new collaboration between Wellington’s finest theatre practitioners: a company dedicated to the growth and pursuit of excellence in theatre.

EnsembleImpact is proud to bring to Wellington a theatre experience not to be missed – wonderful language, the dark humour of Berkoff’s text, striking visuals and stunning performances.

Metamorphosis features the acting talent of Simon Vincent (Winslow Boy, A Renaissance Man), Donogh Rees (Te Karakia, Shortland St), Angela Green (Jane and the Dragon, Doubt), Nick Dunbar (Insider’s Guide to Love), Francis Biggs, Will Harris and is directed by Jude Gibson (A Streetcar Named Desire, Who wants to be 100?). Designed by Brian King (Niu Sila), and Ulli Briese with music by Murray Hickman (Strike).

By Steven Berkoff
An adaptation of the story by Franz Kafka

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