Frantic Assembly’s new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis comes to London

Full tour dates have been announced for Frantic Assembly’s new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a collaboration between internationally celebrated poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE and Frantic Assembly’s artistic director Scott Graham (Othello, Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout).

Metamorphosis will be adapted by Lemn Sissay, designed by Jon Bausor, with video design by Ian William Galloway, music composed by Stefan Janik and sound design by Helen Skiera.

Kafka’s Metamorphosis is a powerful and vital depiction of humans struggling within a system that crushes them under its heel. Gregor Samsa finds himself transformed from bread winner into burden in this absurd and tragic story. Frantic Assembly are renowned for their use of physicality and movement and Metamorphosis will be an inherently visceral production about the limitations of the body and the mind, of imagination and aspiration. All of this, coupled with the fluidity and lyricism of Lemn Sissay’s adaptation, promises an exciting and dynamic show.

Tour dates


Theatre Royal Plymouth 12 – 16 September
Curve, Leicester 19 – 23 September
MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton 26 – 30 September
Connaught Theatre, Worthing 3 – 7 October
York Theatre Royal 10 – 14 October (On Sale Soon)
Liverpool Playhouse 17 – 21 October
Northern Stage, Newcastle 24 – 28 October (On Sale Soon)
Mercury Theatre, Colchester 7 – 11 November (On Sale Soon)
Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford 14 – 18 November
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford 21 – 25 November


Bristol Old Vic 10 – 20 January (On Sale Soon)
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 23 – 27 January (On Sale Soon)
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre 1 Feb – 2 March