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Metamorphosis at the Lyric Hammersmith (photo: Eggert Johnsson)


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David Farr and Gísli Örn Garðarsson’s spectacular reinvention of Franz Kafka’s literary masterpiece returns to the Lyric Hammersmith. Read More >

David Farr and Gísli Örn Garðarsson’s spectacular reinvention of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis returns to the Lyric Hammersmith.

Gregor Samsa awakes one morning to discover he has been transformed into a monstrous insect. As initial reactions of revulsion turn to sympathy and then resentment, Gregor’s metamorphosis turns the unremarkable life of the Samsa family upside down.

Conjured with exhilarating physicality and lyrical poignancy, Metamorphosis is a grotesque and poignant mixture of absurdity and pain that incorporates a haunting original score by world renowned musician and lyricist Nick Cave and long time collaborator Warren Ellis.

The production’s return marks the 100th anniversary of the novella’s original publication.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 17/01/2013

Opening Night: 21/01/2013

Closing Night: 09/02/2013

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Cast & Creative


Gísli Örn Garðarsson


Director - David Farr & Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Producer - Lyric Hammersmith and Vesturport

Designer - Börkur Jónsson

Lighting Designer - Björn Helgason

Sound - Nick Manning

Author - Franz Kafka

Music By - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

About Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

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