Players to perform Kafka

An unusual and striking play about a man who wakes to find he has become a giant beetle is coming to Tideswell.

Metamorphosis is based on the famous tale by Franz Kafka and written by Steven Berkoff.

The play has been stunning audiences for many years.

Why has Gregor changed into an insect? How will his family cope? What does the future hold?

Performed by Tideswell Community Players, with dark humour and scenes of a family in turmoil as Gregor’s fate unfolds, this is a show not to be missed.

Staged in the intimate setting upstairs at The George Hotel in Tideswell, it can be seen from 7.30pm from April 25-27.

Get there early and buy yourself a pre-show drink. Tickets are available from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Stores.

Tickets are £6 and £5 (concessions). Bookings can be made on theatre@tideswell.net or 01298 871063.

n Miss Julie, a play that was banned in the UK for 50 years for its sexual content when it was first written by August Strindberg, will be performed at Buxton Opera House on Tuesday, April 30, at 7.30pm.

It is Midsummer’s Eve, Sweden, 1888. While the servants’ party continues in the barn outside, aristocratic Miss Julie is drawn to the kitchen and to the socially ambitious Jean, her father’s valet.

What starts as a harmless flirtation, soon descends into a ferocious power struggle and battle of the sexes, from which neither can escape.

Banned in the UK for 50 years when first written, Miss Julie is now widely regarded as Strindberg’s masterpiece, its vivid depiction of the class system still as pertinent today, and has received worldwide critical acclaim.

This is an exciting new English translation of the classic tale of lust, class conflict and boundaries broken and is suitable for those aged 14-plus. Call the box office on 0845 1272190.

Tickets for Miss Julie are priced at £15 and discounts are available. For more information or to buy tickets call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.