The meeting of two extraordinary minds – Philip Glass and Franz Kafka.
Kafka’s nightmarish tale of a man arrested and prosecuted for an unknown crime by a relentless and inaccessible authority has lost none of its chilling potency down the years. Now, Philip Glass brings his signature music and dramatic force to this literary classic. Working with Christopher Hampton as librettist, this new opera, sung in English, faithfully follows Kafka’s original story, relishing the author’s notorious paranoia and bizarre sense of humour.
Philip Glass and Music Theatre Wales have developed a striking creative relationship over the years, and Glass has long cherished the idea of turning The Trial into an opera. Join them in experiencing this creative partnership’s unique reimagining of Kafka’s prophetic tale.
The Trial is a co-commission and co-production between Music Theatre Wales, the Royal Opera House, Theater Magdeburg and Scottish Opera. It is in two acts with one interval and will last approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.
Tickets: £22.50 – £35 plus transaction fees *
Tickets can be booked via:
The REP Box Office, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 8pm (5.30pm when there is no evening performance).
Box Office: 0121 236 4455
*Online bookings are exempt from The REP’s transaction fees (3% credit cards, 50p debit cards). When purchasing tickets to be delivered to you, a £1 postage charge will be added to your order.
Broad Street, Centenary Square,
Booking No. 0121 236 4455
The REP is committed to making theatre accessible. Guide dogs and other assistance animals are welcome throughout the theatre. An up-to-date Hearing Assistance system is now be available in all three auditoria. Wheelchair seating is also available. All auditoria are accessible from the ground floor as are the box office, cloakroom and shop. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor and mezzanine levels of the foyer. There are two drop-off bays on Cambridge Street for the use of theatre-goers with access requirements. Blue badge parking is available at the Brindley Drive car park at the rear of the theatre.
For more information: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/visit/access