by Franz Kafka
adapted by Nick Gill
"In Nick Gill's brilliant and imaginative adaptation, directed by Richard Jones, Rory Kinnear gives a tremendous performance"
"Brilliant Rory Kinnear is a triumph"
"Grotesque and darkly comic… Rory Kinnear is at the peak of his powers, Kate O’Flynn is a rising star"
"Such brilliantly skewed theatre is not to be missed, least of all at London's buzziest theatre"
"Rory Kinnear is mesmerising as Josef K"
"Kinnear is immense"
Rory Kinnear stars in this classic, timeless tale of ordinary terror by Franz Kafka.
Josef K’s 35th birthday begins with a knock on his door from three sinister agents. They’re from an unidentified agency, here to arrest him for unidentified crimes.
But this is no birthday prank - this is life or death.
So begins K’s dark descent into a waking nightmare of bizarre humiliations and compulsive procedures.
"Rory Kinnear is a national treasure."
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm
(except 20, 24, 27 Jun and 12 Aug)
Running time: 2 hours, no interval
Sorry but there will be no readmission once the show has begun.
Tickets: £10, £19.50, £27.50, £35
Previews: (19 - 25 Jun) £10, £19.50
A maximum of 4 tickets may be purchased per booking.
A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.
Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.
The Cut is one of London's most popular bars and restaurants. Specials from free-range and organic ingredients evolve with the season at the Young Vic.
Rory Kinnear talks to The Evening Standard about rehearsals for The Trial and the karmic pull of Kafka
'Alienation from the modern world' - Nick Gill discusses dystopia in The Trial - The Independent on Sunday
The Trial picked as Time Out's number 1 new theatre opening in June
Full casting announced for The Trial at the Young Vic - WhatsOnStage
Direction Richard Jones
Design Miriam Buether
Costumes Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting Mimi Jordan Sherin
Music David Sawer
Sound David Sawer & Alex Twiselton
Movement Sarah Fahie
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Audio described performance
1 Aug 2.30pm
23 Jul 7.30pm