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“A triumph.” *****The Guardian

The unremarkable life of the Samsa family is turned upside down when their son, Gregor, emerges 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 on its return run and UK tour.  It has since gone on a major international tour including dates at Sydney Theatre and BAM in New York.

Creative Team

Design by Borkur Jonsson

Lighting by Hartley T A Kemp

Sound by Nick Manning

Costume design by Brenda Murphy

Produced by Kate McGrath

Critical Acclaim for Metamorphosis

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

"An 85 minute masterpiece." Daily Mail

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