Blue Devil Theatre’s Brighton Fringe hit Franz Kafka – Apparatus is now in the final week of its London premiere season at the White Bear Theatre. Capital critics have fallen for this brutal one-act drama as well. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Get booking before its too late! Must end 26 January 2019.
Blue Devil’s premiere production of Franz Kafka – Apparatus, based on 1904 short story In the Penal Colony, is written and directed by Ross Dinwiddy. Tragedy, comedy, horror and the absurd intermingle in 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 hopes to leave with plenty to write about. Today he’s 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 the 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 The Soldier guarding him?
Franz Kafka – Apparatus runs from 8 to 26 January 2019 at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7pm, and 4pm on Sundays 13 and 20 January. Tickets are priced £15 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Invigorating last night at @WhiteBearTheatr with @BlueDevilTheat.@RossDinwiddy‘s #Kafka adaptation #Apparatus is a wild & brutalising ride with @emilycarding‘s zealous Officer given able support by @MattHastings67 @max_polling & @_luisamalia.
You’re invited to an execution… pic.twitter.com/W8nBgngngv
— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) January 11, 2019