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THE TRIAL

Ended 8 Aug 2015 after 50 days

The play that coined the word "Kafkaesque"

Closed 8 Aug 2015

RORY KINNEAR LEADS THE YOUNG VIC'S 2015 SEASON

Rory Kinnear returns to the stage for the first time since his Olivier-winning turn as Iago in the National Theatre's 2014 production of Othello. The Skyfall and Penny Dreadful actor will star as Franz Kafka's protagonist Josef K in Nick Gill's adaptation of The Trial, directed by Richard Jones.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The very definition of "Kafkaesque nightmare", The Trial follows the story of 30-year-old Joseph K. as he tried to negotiate a living, waking purgatory of bureaucracy and shadowy characters hellbent on pursuing him. Visited at home by state agents on his birthday and accused of an unspecified crime - neither Joseph nor us ever find out what it is he was accused of - K. is left bewildered by towering bureaucracy and sinister motives lurking beneath it, all to keep in the dark about his supposed transgression. His life becomes a trial - the Trial of the title.

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Dates

Previews from: 19 June 2015

Opening night: 26 June 2015

Closing night: 8 August 2015

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Run time

To be confirmed by producers

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