KAFKA'S DICK // by Alan Bennett // 5th Week HT20
"Oh Linda... This is England. In England facts like that pass for culture. Gossip is the acceptable face of intellect."
It's not everyday that Franz Kafka and his editor, Max Brod materialise in your living room. If your name is Franz Kafka, it's not everyday that even after you'd asked your works to be burnt, you wake up to find yourself a titan of European literature. 1970s, the North, Sydney and Linda's living room: what else could possibly happen?
Alan Bennett's "Kafka's Dick" is an exceptionally sincere, comic take on class, legacy, and self-esteem in an age where we take ourselves too seriously. His unrivalled wit and authenticity make for a unique, hilarious play that takes impostor syndrome and smashes it to the ground.
**CWs: Sexual references and occasional strong language. **
Franz Kafka - Barney Johnson
Max Brod - Lorcan Cudlip Cook
Linda - Hannah Brock
Sydney - Callum Coghlan
Hermann K - Basil Bowdler
Isaac Troughton, Director
Jack Franco, Producer
Olya Makarova, Set and Graphic Design
Thalia Kent-Egan, Costume Design
Miv Segal, Marketing Manager
Jem Greenhalgh, Creative Design
£10 Standard/£7 Concession (£5 on Thursday)