Metamorphosis (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre)
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Metamorphosis (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre)

Metamorphosis (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(71 Ratings)
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Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting

About the Show

A new adaptation of Franz Kafka's tale of cruelty and kindness, commissioned by Frantic Assembly.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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57 Reviews | 3 Followers
Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Engaging, Imaginative

See it if you want to see something really strange, a wonder; for impressive physical theatre; just for Felipe Pacheco's performance (the screaming!)

Don't see it if you want something straightforward; want Gregor Samsa to turn into a beetle like the story rather than a butterfly; hate off-the-wall plays

112 Reviews | 6 Followers
Unnuanced, Shouting, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see some great projection and amazing physicality

Don't see it if you don't like being shouted at. You want a story true to the original. You like a bit of light and shade. My neighbour left in the interval

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
Quirky, Must see, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to be challenged and amazed

Don't see it if You don’t like confusing and menacing Kafka

31 Reviews | 0 Followers
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if This was brilliant acting and staging. Really thought provoking. The story line is weird but the show was brilliant.

Don't see it if You don't like the story line.

24 Reviews | 0 Followers
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want an unusual take on Kafka’s classic

Don't see it if You want an uplifting experience or have high expectations of Frantic Assembly Read more

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Clever, Slow, Insipid, Great staging

See it if you want to see a different interpretation of this story using cool staging and choreography.

Don't see it if The show's greatest merit is its clever staging. Anything added to Kafka's original story fails to capture my interest, personally

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if Some impressive movement from Frantic Assembly but more repetitive and with less impact and point than usual.

Don't see it if Genuinely one of the worst things I’ve seen since student theatre. Tiresome, not true to source material, irrelevant marxism and incest… Read more

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Repetitive, Boring, Confusing

See it if you haven’t seen any show that uses projection…

Don't see it if you want an engaging show that doesn’t drag on unnecessarily.

Critic Reviews (8)

February 7th, 2024

"...the production’s lack of theatrical foundations become painfully apparent."
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The London Evening Standard
February 6th, 2024

"The production fosters a potent sense of unease, but the mood is relentless and unvarying"
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Time Out London
February 7th, 2024

"It’s a solidly atmospheric production with real physical verve"
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London Theatre
February 12th, 2024

"The issue here is that a protean wordsmith is still finding his way into a story"
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The Arts Desk
February 7th, 2024

"Good stage pictures, shame about the text: a classic has metamorphosied into a bore."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
February 9th, 2024

" 'Metamorphosis' is a commanding but likely divisive production."
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Lost in Theatreland (UK)
February 7th, 2024

"I found these to be too much at times and unfortunately they don’t hold your attention."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
February 6th, 2024

"...the dialogue falls flat leaving the whole play a tedious mess."
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