When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous verminous bug.

In that moment his world instantly changed. Unable to leave his home, he could not work, he could not communicate, he could not hold his family close, he went from provider to burden. He was on mute while the world revolved around him.

A cast of 12, all of whom awoke to a different world, without work, forced to reinterpret their profession, their identity, their very worth to the world, offer a reinterpretation of Franz Kafka’s classic novella for our times.


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Fresh and enjoyably mind-bending. Thought provoking and often a laugh-out-loud comic absurdity.

Wales Arts Review

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Many companies and organisations have taken to using Zoom as simply a platform to broadcast a play; however, Hijinx have gone further and utilised a Zoom webinar in a genuinely innovative way.

Wales Arts Review

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This was my first time watching an online theatre show and I LOVED it! I hadn't read Metamorphosis but the plot came through clearly.

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Devisors & Performers.

Lindsay Foster

Ffion Gwyther

Gareth John

Dan McGowan

Hannah McPake

Michelle McTernan

Richard Newnham

Owen Pugh

Douglas Rutter

Morgan Thomas

Lucy White

Creatives & Production Team.

Ben Pettitt-Wade


Tom Ayres

Production Manager & Video Editor

Ellis Wrightbrook


Dan McGowan

Creative Associate

Tic Ashfield


Karol Cysewski


Dan Jones

AV Consultant

Josh Bowles

AV Technician

Richard Newnham

Associate Artist

Owen Thompson, Dan Sayer

Original Cast & Co-Devisors

Access Information.

Presented via a Zoom webinar, this live performance is an experiment in recreating the highly interactive nature of Hijinx’s productions via the functionality that Zoom offers.
You, the audience, may even be
come part of the action, so make sure you are dressed appropriately, or at the very least, dressed. 

Age guidance 14+ (strong language and adult themes) 

Closed Captioning  & Audio Description 

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