The Faction presents ‘Transformations’; three unique solo adaptions from Cervantes, Goethe and Kafka.




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The Faction presents ‘Transformations’; three incredible unaccompanied performances of classic stories completely revolutionised into fresh, new adaptations by emerging playwright Gareth Jandrell.  ‘Transformations’ will run from Tuesday 12 January – Thursday 15 January 2016 at East End gem Wilton’s Music Hall.

Directed and produced by Rachel Valentine Smith and Mark Leipacher, expect a contemporary, dynamic and energetic execution throughout Cervantes’ Dialogue of the Dogs, Goethes Faust and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

Cervantes’ Dialogue of the Dogs, performed by Natasha Rickman:
Woof.  Woof.  Grr.  That is all dogs have to say isn’t it?  What if it isn’t?  What if they had desires, needs and dreams, and what if we could hear them?

Goethe’s Faust, performed by Christopher Hughes:
What makes a man good?  What says he is a saint, or a sinner?  When we look at the minutiae, the answers are clear.  The Devil is in the detail, after all.

Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, performed by Tom Radford:
Gregor is a salesman.  Gregor wakes up like he does every day.  But Gregor’s back is a huge dome.  And Gregor’s little legs are small and swing wildly.  What to do?

Dates: Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th January 2016

Times: 7:30pm

Prices: £10-12.50, £7.50 concessions

Age recommendation: 12+


The Faction

The Faction is an ensemble interpreting classical texts with a contemporary aesthetic to engage and excite local, national and international audiences.  Building a permanent ensemble with a rolling repertoire, The Faction is a sustainable arts organisation for the 21st Century.

Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton’s Music Hall offer a vibrant blend of culture, heritage, learning and participation through a programme of imaginative productions and activities, produced in house.  They give opportunities to emerging artists and present a year round programme that includes theatre (new commissions and classics), opera, dance, magic, music, cinema, circus, traditional music hall, comedy, puppetry and other art forms.

As an independent charity, Wilton’s Music Hall receive no core funding and survive through an entrepreneurial spirit, raising funds from donations, box office and bar sales and hires.  Collaboratively they deliver their mission to bring artists and audiences from diverse disciplines and cultures together in our unique historic building, positioning Wilton’s as a landmark music hall for the modern day.