Theatre Music Composition/Performance: Dir. Gisli Örn Gardarsson
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis composed original music for Metamorphosis directed by Gísi Örn Gardarsson. Kafka's terrifying but bizarrely comic story bursts onto the stage in a theatrically explosive new version by artistic director David Farr and actor/director Gisi Örn Gardarsson of Iceland's acclaimed Vesturport Theatre. The ordinary, unremarkable life of the Samsa is turned upside down when their son, Gregor, emerges one morning transformed into a monstrous insect. As revulsion turns to resentment, strange things start to happen to the Samsa family. Jaw-dropping physicality, striking design and an exquisite original soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis combine to make Kafka's dream-like vision an electrifying reality.
Adapted and directed by: David Farr and Gisli Oern Gardarsson
Music by: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Design by: Borkur Jonsson
Sound: Nick Manning
Costumes: Brenda Murphy
Premiered 2006 in The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London
Premiered 2007 in The National Theatre of Iceland
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