Kafka’s Dick by Alan Bennett

Thursday 16 January 2014 8.00pm - Friday 17 January 2014 10.00pm
Venue: Robert Powell Theatre, Allerton Building, University of Salford, M6 6PU
Event Type: Arts

Performances: Thursday 16 January 8.00pm and Friday 17 January 8.00pm

Franz Kafka is reincarnated as a pet tortoise into a middle class family, decades after his death to challenge his legacy.

Set in two eras between Kafka’s deathbed in 1919 and the present day, Bennett’s stage directions are purposefully vague and a parody in their own right, with boundless potential and fun to be had with the set design and what is an accurate or appropriate setting for the scenes. In this surreal comedy the potential for a comic chorus offers a strong visual element, adding a dreamlike quality to the performance.

Alice Robinson is a successful physical theatre performer and alumni of the University of Salford’s Performing Arts degree.

Admission: Free

To reserve your ticket, visit the University of Salford TicketSource page.

The performances are part of a double bill also featuring ‘Article 6.21’, performed at the Adelphi Studio Theatre, Adelphi Building, University of Salford, Peru Street, M3 6EQ on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January at 6.30pm.