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The Metamorphosis

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Arthur Pita creates a dance theatre version of Kafka's nightmarish short story. Read More >

Franz Kafka’s novella of the absurd and unexpected, The Metamorphosis makes a fascinating subject for Arthur Pita’s first commission for ROH2.

Following last year’s sell-out run of God’s Garden Pita returns with this major new dance theatre piece, featuring acclaimed Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson in The Metamorphosis’s central role of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who awakes one morning to find himself transformed into a giant insect.

Starkly designed by Simon Daw, the Linbury auditorium will be transformed, in traverse, to provide an intimate, surreal Kafka-esque experience.

The unspeakable nightmare of The Metamorphosis is brought to life by innovative composer Frank Moon – who plays live – an international cast of uniquely individual performers and Pita’s distinctive theatrical style.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 19/09/2011

Closing Night: 24/09/2011

Running time: 1h20

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Cast & Creative


Edward Watson, Anton Skrzypiciel, Nina Goldman, Greig Cooke, Laura Day, Bettina Carpi, Joe Walkling


Director - Arthur Pita

Producer - ROH2

Designer - Simon Daw

Choreographer - Arthur Pita

Lighting Designer - Guy Hoare

Author - Based on the novella by Franz Kafka

Music By - Frank Moon

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