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Written by
Franz Kafka

Directed by
Dr Benjamin Schostakowski

Translated and adapted by
David Farr and Gisli örn Gardarsson

11 Jun – 15 Jun 2021
90 mins, no interval

About the show

One day, Gregor wakes up to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. In this live cinema event, Kafka’s startling 1915 fable meets 21st century theatre.

The Samsa family are baffled, then revulsed by what Gregor has become. As revulsion turns to rejection, strange things start to happen to everyone…

This is the story of Gregor Samsa. It is also the story of anyone who has been made to feel monstrous. Metamorphosis is directed by NIDA’s Head of Directing Dr Benjamin Schostakowski, an award-winning director and alumnus of NIDA’s directing course from 2013.


In order of appearance

Philip Lynch


Julie Bettens


Alyona Popova

Riley McNamara

Stietl / Fischer

Flynn Barnard

Creative Team

Benjamin Schostakowski

Assistant Director
Amy Sole

Set Designer
Soham Apte

Costume Designer
Blake Hedley

Lighting Desginer
Nathan Sandy

Video Designer
Joel Mallett

Sound Designer
Trillian Vieira

Voice Coach
Gavin Leahy

Production Team

Production Manager
Zac Saric

Stage Manager
Chloe Langdon

Assistant Stage Manager
Chris Milburn

Props Supervisor
Isabell De Laurentis

Costume Supervisor
Ori Hiser

Construction Manager
Lynsey Brown

Head Electrician
Scott Cleggett

Video Systems
McLane Catterall

Design Assistant
Taylah Miller
Madaleine Cooper

Costume Assistant 
Laura Moschner

Props Assistant
Jess McIntosh

Sets Assistant
Tommaso Patelli
Eryn Douglas

Camera Operators
Carter Cheng
Keelan Ellis
Daniel Story

Mic Technician
Isobel Morrissey

Technical Assistants
Amy Norton
Grace Sackman
Joel Montgomery
Kirsten Drake
Maddison Craven

* Guest
** Staff
*** Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance