based on A Report to the Academy by Franz Kafka, adapted by Colin Teevan
Wed 30 May - Fri 1 June 7.30pm
Theatre £15 (£13) Under 26s £9 (+50p booking fee)
Cast: Kathryn Hunter
Production Company: Young Vic
“Esteemed members of the academy! You have done me the great honour of inviting me to give you an account of my former life as an ape.”
Brutally imprisoned and desperate to escape, the ape-man reveals his rise through the ranks of the beasts to become a master of the ‘civilised world’ – a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage.
A witty, heart-rending and ironic tale of forced assimilation into an alien culture, Kafka’s Monkey places a startling mirror in front of a modern day audience.
The ape is played by the Olivier Award winner and Complicite founding member Kathryn Hunter (Peter Brook’s Fragments, National Theatre’s The Visit, Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).
After the performance on the 30 May there will be a special post-show discussion on the theme of human attitudes towards animals. Presented by the Being Human: Medicine and the Human Sciences’ research network (IAS) and funded by the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Studies, it will feature Kathryn Hunter and a panel of academics.
Kafka's Monkey Trailer
Dates & Times
|Wed 30 May||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Thu 31 May||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Fri 1 Jun||Theatre||7:30pm|
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