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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