Kafka’s Monkey

Wed May 2 - Sun May 6, 2012 Setagaya Public Theatre (Theatre Tram)

Performing Arts


Time Out says

Such is Kathryn Hunter's versatility that when the British actress played the role of a Japanese salaryman in Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan's The Bee, it was easy to forget that 'he' was in fact a she. This most physical of thespians – who has also played King Lear and Richard III in the past – recently returned to one of her most celebrated roles, a solo show based on Franz Kafka's short story 'A Report to an Academy'. Adapted by Teevan (him again), Kafka's Monkey casts Hunter as an ape recounting his gradual transformation into a human – a gobsmacking performance that drew rave reviews when it was first staged in 2009.


Open May 2-6

Time May 2 7pm; May 3, 4, 6 2pm; May 5 2pm, 6pm

Admission Adults ¥5,000, under 24 ¥2,500

Venue Setagaya Public Theatre (Theatre Tram)

Address 4-1-1 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Transport Sangenjaya station (Tokyu Denentoshi line) Sancha Patio exit.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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