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RETZ's The Trial

28 February 2013 - 27 April 2013 / 16:00
Shoreditch Town Hall

£2 online booking fee, £3.50 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

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The Trial maps Franz Kafka’s seminal story across East London’s nooks and crannies. Follow Joseph K through this immersive, large-scale, interactive story as he comes to terms with his mysterious arrest.
Over two visits you are lured into helping him. Through one-on-one encounters the complex reality of Joseph’s situation emerges, climaxing in the Department; a crumbling regime and at its centre a dark secret that will force you to question the true value of identity, and how far you will go to defend it.
RETZ are explorers of fictional worlds. In 2012 RETZ discovered Shakespeare’s The Tempest in an East London shop, serialising the story over six months. The audience returned each month to visit a different part of the magical island, eventually sailing away with Prospero back to his dukedom.
RETZ are Felix Mortimer, Daisy Cooper and Joshua Nawras. Felix was awarded Sky Arts Futures Fund, The Trial is the culmination of the fund’s year worth of funding and support. The piece was developed in collaboration with the Barbican and Guildhall through the PitLab programme. The Trial is supported by Sky Arts, IdeasTap, The Mill Co Project, Shoreditch Town Hall and the Arts Council England.

"Astounding... Exhilarating...A triumph... subtle, slick, always unsettling performances, coax curiosity out of even the most hesitant of theatregoers."
The Stage, March 2013
The Trial is in two parts, one ticket covers both parts.
Your date and time for Part Two will be given to you during Part One
What if I need to see Part One and Part Two on the same day?
Book in April, after 6.20pm and you will see both parts in one day, there will be an average 60-minute interval between both parts.
There is no cloakroom at this event so please refrain from bringing large and heavy bags
This is not a seated event and you will be required to walk

Runs at 45 minutes
Starting at Shoreditch Town Hall , 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
Slots between 4pm and 8pm on Tue - Fri
Slots between 2pm and 8pm on Sat
Throughout March and April

Runs at 70 minutes
The Rose Lipman Community Centre , 43 Downham Road, London N1 5SQ
Slots between 6pm and 9pm on Tue - Sat
Throughout April

Officer Lenz - Myles Nichol
Mr Block - Ewan Benfield
Mr Huld - Padraig Lynch
Leni - Victoria Broom
Joseph K - Samuel Dent
Pastor - Peter Saracen
Officer - Bill Bingham

To see a map of the venue locations click here
Your ticket covers both parts, your date and time for part two will be confirmed during part one.
Age restriction: 16+


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