A new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is coming to Llandrindod Wells this month.

Widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature, Franz Kafka was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and writer from Prague. 2024 marks 100 years since his death.

Winchester-based Mild Peril Theatre will present a new adaptation of the classic story The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka at The Albert Hall, Llandrindod Wells.

The performance will take place on Friday, April 26 at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced between £16 and £18 and are available from the box office on 0300 102 4255 or online at www.thealberthall.co.uk

‘As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect.’ 

So begins one of the most influential stories of the 20th century, about a man made to feel so alienated and worthless by the world around him that he literally transforms into an insect.

Mild Peril Theatre’s new adaptation explores the ways in which our society conspires to force us apart, and the ways in which our humanity brings us together. In this fresh interpretation, Kafka's timeless tale is transported into the modern world, meticulously exploring the areas of contemporary life that mirror the challenges faced by Gregor Samsa. With a renewed focus on mental health, social activism, and the search for identity, this adaptation fearlessly confronts the pressing issues of our time and invites audiences to reflect on their own struggles and triumphs. 

Through Gregor’s transformation, and the changes experienced by those around him, his metamorphosis shows us what it really means to be human.

Simon Spearing, Director, said: “If Kafka could see the world now, I think he would laugh at how it is even much more confusing and bureaucratic than when he was writing.

“The Metamorphosis is a story we could all learn from as our lives and social interactions become ever more complex and challenging.

“We are delighted to be visiting The Albert Hall, it’s such a great venue and it’s a pleasure to spend time there.”