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The Trial

Closed August 8, 2015

The play that coined the word "Kafkaesque"

Why See The Trial?

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

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Run time

To be confirmed by producers

Cast and Creative

Cast

Rory Kinnear as Joseph K

With

Marc Antolin
Steven Beard
Richard Cant
Sarah Crowden
Charlie Folorunsho
Neil Haigh
Suzy King
Rory Kinnear
Kate O’Flynn
Weruche Opia
Hugh Skinner
Sian Thomas

Creative

Adapted by Nick Gill
Directed by Richard Jones
Written by Franz Kafka

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