29 June, 2019


In the course of one night a beloved son turns into a hated freak. But is he really different? Is there a reason for his family to be so appalled? 

This is Gregor Samsa’s story.

It is also the story of anyone who has been made to feel like vermin. 

Director Emily Louizou adapts Kafka’s classic novella into a dance-theatre piece about being young and being made to feel alien by the people closest to you. This is not a piece about a man turning into an insect, but a piece about a family ostracising their own child.


Quotes & Reviews


★★★★ "Metamorphosis is a fantastic show, pre-senting a fresh and original take on Kafka that will please both the knowledgeable and the curious.”

★★★★ "This staging of Metamorphosis is starkly original and works as a moving piece of story-telling. It’s certainly provocative, engaging theatre.”
The Panoptic


The Company


Collide Theatre is a London-based theatre company made up of emerging artists who are passionate about creating non-traditional and visually exciting theatre. Formed by director Emily Louizou in May 2015, Collide’s mission is to make performances which merge storytelling with dance and live music while pushing the boundaries of realism. Their last production, TROY, a contemporary opera about cycles of war was funded by Arts Council England, and had a sell-out run at VOILA Europe Festival in November 2018. Metamorphosis, also funded by the Arts Council, is Collide’s fifth production.

Direction/Adaptation: Emily Louizou
Choreography: Ioli Filippakopoulou
Composition: David Denyer
Design: Ioana Curelea
Producer: Christina Fotinelli

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

First curated by the VOILA Europe Festival for A Piece of The Continent Season at the Tristan Bates in Covent Garden in April 2019.

Cast & Creatives



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