Kafka's Monkey Now Available

Posted: 23 Dec 2009

Digital Theatre announces the release of the critically acclaimed Young Vic production of Kafka's Monkey by Franz Kafka.  Kathryn Hunter's one woman show, an adaptation by Colin Teevan, is directed by Walter Meierjohann and enjoyed a sell-out season at the Young Vic in 2009.

"A performance of staggering versatility" - The Guardian

Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, the ape-man, played by Kathryn Hunter, reveals his rise through the ranks of the beasts to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage.

"Kathryn Hunter is terrific" - The Times

Kafka`s Monkey joins the initial three productions in Digital Theatre`s catalogue which were English Touring Theatre`s Far From The Madding Crowd, a adaptation by Mark Healy from Thomas Hardy, directed by Kate Saxton; The Container, presented in association with the Young Vic and Amnesty International, highlighting the plight of illegal immigrants coming to the UK, written by Clare Bayley, directed by Tom Wright; and Jez Butterworth`s sell-out production of Parlour Song, directed by Ian Rickson at the Almeida, with a cast comprising Amanda Drew, Andrew Lincoln and Toby Jones.

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