On his 30th birthday, Joseph K has his sushi home-delivery intercepted by 2 unidentified men who inform him he is under arrest. He has no idea what he’s done wrong but he’s determined to clear his name. As he tries to make sense of his situation and to confront those who threaten his freedom, Joseph is thrown headlong into a fight against an invisible and illogical law.
Inspired by Franz Kafka’s classic novel ‘The Trial’, Joseph K tells the story of a man who is arrested and prosecuted for a crime that is never revealed. It also recalls his subsequent struggle against an inaccessible authority.
Joseph K starts with the hilarity of Fawlty Towers and ends with the horror of Orwell’s 1984. The script is sharp, poignant, funny and disturbing. Reflecting on important current issues: increasing population surveillance, government paranoia, terrorism and the tension between state control and democratic freedoms.
Tom Basden is an English actor and comedy writer, and a member of the British 4-man sketch group Cowards. He has written and performed extensively for comedy shows on the BBC and Channel 4 and often collaborates in 2-man shows with fellow Cowards member Tim Key. He was longlisted for the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Most Promising Playwright for his stage adaption, Joseph K.
“Breathtakingly funny, expertly constructed and dripping with acid wit.” – Evening Standard.
Director: Sean O’Riordon
Cast: Jane Angharad, Matthew Bartlett, Georgia Brindley, Michael Brindley, Elouise Eftos, Phoebe Heath, Tim Kemp, Deborah Faye Lee, Naomi Lees, James Smithers, Danen Young
Secret House, founded in 2015, is a Sydney-based theatre company. Its focus is the language of performance. The ensemble collaborates to create a shared experience, exploring the relationship between artist and audience.
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