Gregor Samsa, a travelling cloth salesman, lives a life of routine. Every day he wakes up, takes the train, goes to work to earn enough money to support his family and returns home. However one day, without explanation, Gregor wakes up to find that he has transformed into a gigantic insect.
Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Kafka's most famous story places the family's struggle in coming to terms with Gregor's transformation at the heart of the narrative. Gregor sits isolated in his bedroom at the top of the family home away from the sneers and glares of ignorant humans.
This revival of Berkoff's Metamorphosis focusses on the dichotomies between freedom and entrapment, loyalty and abandonment, what makes the monster and what makes the man.
Tickets are available through York Theatre Royal , by telephone 01904 623568 or from the Theatre Royal Box Office (York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD).
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television on the Heslington East Campus throughout week 9 (please note: there are no cash machines on the Heslington East Campus). Subject to availability, some tickets may be available on the door for cash sales only.