Weekend brunch #11: Review – The Trial


Via Young Vic
Via Young Vic

Evocative, perplexing and at times poignant. Franz Kafka’s The Trial kept us engrossed, with a plot that simultaneously induces chortling, sighing, and pondering.
Reminiscent of Huxley’s Brave New World, we are transferred to a dystopian world bursting with enigma. The running themes, stage (Richard Jones), tone and length (no interval) add to the intense experience, as one feels somewhat suffocated and stifled, with no chance of escape – much like the lead role Josef K, played by Rory Kinnear. Lost in a fractured bureaucratic maze of paperwork, an incapable lawyer, suppressed emotions, as the story unravels the mystery increases. The final verdict? Go see and find out…

Until August 22nd | Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ | +44 (0)20 7922 2922 | youngvic.orThe Carat Soup saw this performance with gratis tickets.