|Murray Gold||Kafka the Musical|
Adapted from Murray Gold’s award winning radio play, Kafka the musical premiered for the first time in Victoria at Theatre Inconnu. A struggling Franz Kafka has been approached by a famous producer to star in a musical based upon himself. In the play an unsuccessful but promising writer finds himself in a world that is nothing less than Kafkaesque. Will this be the event that can turn his life around? Or is it really even happening? In the course of the play he must confront his overbearing father and find love, but the show must go on. Don’t be daunted by preconceptions! Playwright Murray Gold has made this touching, and often hilarious, portrait of Kafka accessible to all.
Blowing my heart as well as my mind with its superior writing, a poignant story of love, death and regret that will haunt you. ~ Radio Times
Murray Gold is an English composer for stage, film, and television and a dramatist for both theatre and radio. He is an award-winning musical composer for the TV shows Dr. Who and Torchwood, as well as numerous other TV series and films. Gold also had four plays produced on London’s West End, and has created symphonic works with the Sidney, Australia, Symphony Orchestra, and even a ballet, soon to premiere in England. Gold also wrote the radio play Kafka the Musical, broadcast on Easter Sunday 2011 on BBC Radio 3, starring David Tennant, from which this stage play is adapted.
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