The Trial

Production still for "The Trial". L-R: Rita Kalnejais, Hamish Michael, Ewen Leslie, Peter Houghton. Photographer: Jeff Busby

The Trial

By Louise Fox

13 August 2010 – 04 September 2010 Merlyn Theatre

Adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka

Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, ThinIce Productions,

New Adaptation Theatre Co-Production

Josef K is in trouble with a capital T. He's been accused of something and no one will tell him exactly what. Despite his adamant protestations of innocence, K finds himself swept up on an inexorable tide of bureaucracy, dragged adrift by strange forces that are invisible, threatening and unstoppable. He knows that the law court is intent on punishing guilt but just what 'guilt' is is growing ever more ambiguous.

This production was also part of Sydney Theatre Company's 2010 season at The Wharf (9 September - 16 October) and at the Subiaco Arts Centre (22-30 October).

 

"UNCONVENTIONAL AND ENDLESSLY INVENTIVE, THE LUTTON THEATRE EXPERIENCE IS INTOXICATING..."

— The West Australian

Production still for "The Trial". L-R: John Gaden, Ewen Leslie. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Trial". L-R: Hamish Michael (front), John Gaden, Peter Houghton, Rita Kalnejais, Igor Sas, Ewen Leslie. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Trial". L-R: Ewen Leslie, Belinda McClory. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Trial". Ewen Leslie. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "The Trial". L-R: John Gaden, Ewen Leslie. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Trial". L-R: Hamish Michael (front), John Gaden, Peter Houghton, Rita Kalnejais, Igor Sas, Ewen Leslie. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Trial". L-R: Ewen Leslie, Belinda McClory. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Trial". Ewen Leslie. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Creatives

Franz Kafka

Author

Ashley Greig

Composer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Louise Fox

Louise Fox

Adaptor

Matthew Lutton

Matthew Lutton

Director

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Sound Designer

Alice Babidge

Alice Babidge

Costume Designer

Claude Marcos

Claude Marcos

Set Designer

Melissa Page

Melissa Page

Assistant Designer

Darren Kowacki

Darren Kowacki

Stage Manager

Chris Leary

Sound Operator/Engineer

Tanith Harley

Tanith Harley

Assistant Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

A Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company and ThinInce commission. Supported through the Interconnections Initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts.