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Rory Kinnear sits in a chair under a mirror in a derelict room
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The Trial

by Franz Kafka
adapted by Nick Gill
Direction Richard Jones

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm  (except 20, 24, 27 Jun and 12 Aug)  

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★★★★★ "In Nick Gill's brilliant and imaginative adaptation, directed by Richard Jones, Rory Kinnear gives a tremendous performance" WhatsOnStage 

★★★★ "Brilliant Rory Kinnear is a triumph" Daily Mail 

★★★★ "Grotesque and darkly comic… Rory Kinnear is at the peak of his powers, Kate O’Flynn is a rising star" Time Out 

★★★★ "Such brilliantly skewed theatre is not to be missed, least of all at London's buzziest theatre" Arts Desk 

"Rory Kinnear is mesmerising as Josef K" Guardian

"Kinnear is immense" Evening Standard

"Brilliantly evocative" Metro

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." The Independent

Click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show so far.  

Cast and Creatives

Direction Richard Jones | Design Miriam Buether | Costumes Nicky Gillibrand | Light Mimi Jordan Sherin | Music David Sawer | Sound David Sawer & Alex Twiselton Movement Sarah Fahie | Casting Julia Horan CDG

With Marc Antolin, Steven Beard, Richard Cant, Sarah Crowden, Charlie Folorunsho, Neil Haigh, Suzy King, Rory Kinnear, Kate O’Flynn, Weruche Opia, Hugh Skinner, Sian Thomas

 

Direction Richard Jones 

Design Miriam Buether 

Costumes Nicky Gillibrand 

Light Mimi Jordan Sherin

Music David Sawer

Sound David Sawer & Alex Twiselton

Movement Sarah Fahie

Casting Julia Horan CDG

With 

Marc Antolin, Steven Beard, Richard Cant, Sarah Crowden, Charlie Folorunsho, Neil Haigh, Suzy King, Rory Kinnear, Kate O’Flynn, Weruche Opia, Hugh Skinner, Sian Thomas

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

Theatre to book now: The Trial in both The Guardian and The Financial Times

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