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Design by
Borkur Jonsson
Lighting by
Hartley T.A. Kemp
Sound by
Nick Manning
Costume Design by
Brenda Murphy
29 Sep - 29 Dec 2016

Project History

Fuel presents Metamorphosis

The unremarkable life of the Samsa family was turned upside down when their son, Gregor, emerged one morning inexplicably transformed into a monstrous insect…

This hugely acclaimed production from the Lyric’s Artistic Director, David Farr, and the brilliant Icelandic company Vesturport, combined a mind-bending, gravity-defying split-level set, a mesmerising score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis and daring aerial action.

Metamorphosis was the first show Fuel produced at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2006, and went a return run and an UK tour. It has since gone on a major international tour including dates at Sydney Theatre and BAM in New York.

Produced by Kate McGrath


""A triumph""

The Guardian

""One of the highlights of the year. A show that makes you gasp with its visual and gymnastic ingenuity. A knockout combination of intelligence and dramatic darling.""

Daily Telegraph

""An 85 minute masterpiece.""

Daily Mail

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