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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

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, iconic novella is brought vividly to life in this international co-production between Vanishing Point, Tron Theatre and Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Italy), adapted and directed by Vanishing Point's Matthew Lenton and designed by Kenneth MacLeod (The Dark Carnival).

Following these dates, THE METAMORPHOSIS UNPLUGGED, an intimate, musical, touring version of the show, directed by VP Associate Director Joanna Bowman, will scamper across Scotland to village halls and smaller venues in May and June. Dates to be announced.

Performance dates

28 February - 29 February, 2020

VIE Festival, Cesena, Italy

10 March - 21 March, 2020

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, UK

01 April - 04 April, 2020

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, UK
Tickets on sale Thu 28 Nov:

09 April - 11 April, 2020

Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee, UK

15 April - 17 April, 2020

Eden Court, Inverness, UK




Vanishing Point / Tron Theatre / Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione co-production

The Metamorphosis

After the story by Franz Kafka

Adapted and Directed by Matthew Lenton

Set & Costume Design by Kenneth MacLeod

Lighting Design by Simon Wilkinson

Sound Design and Music Composition by Mark Melville

Associate Director Joanna Bowman

Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic


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