The Metamorphosis

Recommended 12+

This performance has taken place in the past

The Metamorphosis is the story of an ordinary man who wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a giant insect. Soon he begins to realise he’s got bigger problems than being late for work. His family, shocked by his bizarre condition, barricade him into his room, unwilling to accept that somewhere inside this behemoth of a bug is their son.

Franz Kafka’s hugely influential, tragicomic novella is brought vividly to life in this international co-production, which premiered in March 2020 to five-star reviews, only to be closed again for lockdown.

‘As perfect a fit between a theatre director’s aesthetic and a writer’s narrative as I have witnessed in quite some time’ ★★★★★ The Herald on Sunday

★★★★★ Scotsman ‘Powerful’ ★★★★★ Stage ‘Stunning’ ★★★★★ Times ‘Genius’ ★★★★★ Herald

Adapted & Directed by MATTHEW LENTON

Text by Matthew Lenton and Joanna Bowman, Elicia Daly, Nico Guerzoni, Paul Thomas Hickey, Robert Jack, Alana Jackson, Sam Stopford, Hannah Visocchi, after the story by Franz Kafka.

Set & Costume Design by KENNETH MACLEOD
Lighting Design by SIMON WILKINSON
Sound Design & Music Composition by MARK MELVILLE
Associate Director JOANNA BOWMAN

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

Vanishing Point are supported by Creative Scotland.

Image credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

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A man in blue pyjamas sits on the edge of an unmade bed. He has his hands to his face in shock. Behind him through a hazily-lit window are three people seemingly going about their daily tasks.