Kafka's Dick


The play transports Kafka and his friend Max Brod - who is remembered, when he is remembered at all, for reneging on his promise to destroy all of Kafka's works in the event of his death - from 1919 Prague to the 1980s of Sydney and Linda.
Kafka's Dick at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Started: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 30 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


Bennett's wickedly funny take on our obsession with celebrity and how it can eclipse even the greatest artistic achievements.


It asks - if we had the opportunity to quiz one of the most influential writers of the last century, would we want to better understand his work or instead try to establish the veracity of the theory that he was lacking in the trouser department?


The play transports Kafka and his friend Max Brod - who is remembered, when he is remembered at all, for reneging on his promise to destroy all of Kafka's works in the event of his death - from 1919 Prague to the 1980s suburban semi (sic) of Sydney and Linda.


Sydney, like Kafka, is an insurance clerk and also a keen amateur biographer of the enigmatic Czech - his interest lying not in the fiction that turned his subject's name into an adjective, but in the salacious detail of his private life.


Add to the mix Sydney's elderly father - who is convinced that an encyclopaedic knowledge of Kafka is the only thing that can keep him out of a care home - and Kafka's famously bullying father joining the action to re-write his allotted role in literary history, and you have a recipe for a farcical and hilarious piece of theatre.


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Theatre


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Highgate Village
London N6 4BD

Box office tel: 020 8340 3488

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 26 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 30 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£14

Concessions:
£13

Creatives


Author: Alan Bennett
Director: James McKendrick
Production: The Tower Theatre

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