Kafka classic hits the stage

The cast of The Trial at Buxton Opera House.
The cast of The Trial at Buxton Opera House.

Buxton Opera House will be the setting for a 20th century classic drama – Steven Berkoff’s The Trial (adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka) – on Monday, February 27, at 7.30pm.

Joseph K, an estranged and rootless citizen, is the victim of anonymous governing forces beyond his control. Deceived by authoritarian power, he is relentlessly hunted down for a crime that remains nameless. Finding himself arrested and awaiting trial, K sinks deeper and deeper as he tries to escape through twists and turns that are at once shocking, thrilling and funny.

More than 40 years after its first performance, Steven Berkoff’s brilliant adaptation of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece has become a classic work of 20th century theatre and a widely studied syllabus piece. Kafka’s universal parable about the human condition is retold in Berkoff’s startlingly original, fresh and endlessly surprising play, which Blackeyed Theatre brings back to the stage in their inimitable way.

Kafka’s nightmare vision, Berkoff’s crackling script and Blackeyed Theatre’s trademark ensemble-style physical theatre combine to create an inspiring and unforgettable piece of drama.

Tickets for The Trial are priced at £14. Call the box office on 0845 127 2190.