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Event Date: 8th Jan 2019 | 19:00
Franz Kafka: Apparatus
White bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ
You are cordially invited to a most unusual, mechanically achieved execution - death by means of a complex machine designed and constructed in a nightmare.
A play based on Kafka's prophetically terrifying yet darkly humorous, In the Penal Colony - a dramatic labyrinth of cruelty, obsession and madness.
The Traveller is only on the island for a few days, he's no fan of the brutal penal colony there, but he hopes to leave with plenty to write about.
Today he is scheduled to watch a man die, but nothing has prepared him for an hour in the company of The Officer - a powerful woman who is keeper and guardian of the hellish apparatus.
And amongst all the horror and insanity just how could a sexual attraction lead to romance between the Condemned Man and a Soldier?
Shortlisted for Best New Play Award at Brighton Fringe 2018
Runs until 26.1.2019, Tuesday to Saturday at 19.00, Sunday at 16.00