Bedford School Drama presents

The Trial

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th February, 7.30pm

Written by Franz Kafka
Adapted by Steven Berkoff

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) wrote most of what we know as The Trial in 1914 during the first months of World War I. But he never finished the novel, regarding it as hopelessly “bungled” and leaving it unpublished at his death. Steven Berkoff adapted the novel for the stage and it was published in 1981.

Joseph K. has been arrested and is awaiting trial, but he has no idea why. As he attempts to discover what is behind his situation, he sinks deeper and deeper, flailing as he tries to escape. This darkly metaphysical play employs humour and reveals a deep sense of the human psyche when put under extreme pressure.

Set in 2036- an underground district of Prague. The ensemble cast will employ Berkovian physical techniques during this production and proves to be a though-provoking show.

Performed by students of Bedford School & Bedford Girls’ School


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