The Metamorphosis


The Metamorphosis

Vanishing Point / Tron Theatre / Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione co-production

The Metamorphosis


Created by Vanishing Point
After the story by Franz Kafka
Adapted & Directed by Matthew Lenton

The Metamorphosis is the story of an ordinary man who wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a giant insect. Soon he begins to realise he’s got bigger problems than being late for work. His family, shocked by his bizarre condition, barricade him into his room, unwilling to accept that somewhere inside this behemoth of a bug is their son.

Franz Kafka’s hugely influential, tragicomic, iconic novella is brought vividly to life in this international co-production, which opened at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre in March 2020 to five-star reviews, only to be closed again for lockdown.

Set & Costume Design by Kenneth MacLeod
Lighting Design by Simon Wilkinson
Sound Design & Music Composition by Mark Melville    
Associate Director Joanna Bowman

‘a degree of meticulous artistry and controlled passion that sometimes almost takes the breath away… Every actor in Lenton’s ensemble plays his or her role to perfection’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

‘A stroke of genius… the company’s penchant for dark visual poetry is at a premium in this new theatricalisation of Kafka’s tale’  ★★★★★ Herald

‘as perfect a fit between a theatre director’s aesthetic and a writer’s narrative as I have witnessed in quite some time.’ ★★★★★ Herald On Sunday

‘a powerful piece’ ★★★★★ Stage

‘Stunning’ ★★★★★ Times