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Adapted & Directed by Emily Louizou
Designed by Ioana Curelea
Movement by Ioli Filippakopoulou
Composition by David Denyer
Produced by Christina Fotinelli
Publicity Photography: K.N. Papaoikonomou
Production Photography: Yiannis Katsaris
Trailers by: Vasilis Katsaros
Stage manager: Natalia Riga

Ensemble: Katharine Hardman, Joseph Hardy, Katy Ellis, Jodie May, Manuela Albrecht, George Turner


Adapted from Franz Kafka's novella 

Co-produced by and performed at Tristan Bates Theatre in April 2019

Selected by Incoming Festival, and performed at New Diorama Theatre and at HOME MCR in June 2019

In the course of one night a beloved son turns into a hated freak.

But is he really different? Is there really a reason for his family to be as appalled?

This is Gregor Samsa’s story.

It is also the story of anyone who has been made to feel as vermin.

In April 2019 Collide premiered a new dance-theatre piece about being young and being made to feel alien by the people most close to you.

This is not a piece about a man turning into an insect. It is a piece about a family not accepting their child for who they are. Metamorphosis is an ode against ostracism, an ode to a human’s body uniqueness. In this new version created by director Emily Louizou, Metamorphosis, will address one of the biggest human fears: feeling like an outsider – or rather, being made to feel different.


A chorus of five unique individuals will collectively, through storytelling, dance and music, bring to life the story of Gregor Samsa in a celebration of his uniqueness and the uniqueness of all those before and after him who had to fight against their family’s alienation.

★★★★ “Metamorphosis is a fantastic show, pre-senting a fresh and original take on Kafka that will please both the knowledgeable and the curious.” PlaysToSee

★★★★ “This staging of Metamorphosis is starkly original and works as a moving piece of story-telling. It’s certainly provocative, engaging theatre.” The Panoptic

★★★★ “Perhaps the philosophy that supports Metamorphosis is deeper and wider than childhood, but this fresh interpretation of Kafka’s wretched, haunting tale propels it straight into the 21st Century where it belongs to be revisited yet again, and perhaps for centuries to come.”  LondonTheatre1

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  • Tristan Bates as part of A Piece of The Continent Season | 23rd -27th April 2019

  • HOME Manchester as part of Incoming Festival | 27th June 2019

  • New Diorama as part of Incoming Festival | 29th June 2019

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