On Trial at the Queen’s Theatre

13:22 26 January 2012

Blackeyed Theatre visited the Queen's Theatre to perform their rendition of Berkoff's iconic play (Photo from: Blackeyed Theatre)

Blackeyed Theatre visited the Queen's Theatre to perform their rendition of Berkoff's iconic play (Photo from: Blackeyed Theatre)

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Blackeyed Theatre performed a rendition of Berkoff’s iconic play, The Trial, last night

A physically brilliant piece of theatre conjured the imagination with the nightmarish story of The Trial last night.

Adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka, The Trial by Steven Berkoff has become a stamp of original theatre, brought to life by the physical theatre style of Blackeyed Theatre.

Blackeyed Theatre performed the iconic play at the Queen’s Theatre last night at the premiere of their UK spring tour.

Joseph K, an estranged citizen, finds himself accused of a crime unknown, and the play follows the thrilling and sometimes darkly comical twists of his journey on trial.

Surrounded by a chorus of characters, K, played by Simon Wegrzyn, tries to fight the anonymous government forces beyond his control.

Blackeyed Theatre invoked the imagination with a simple and symmetrical set of white, black and red frames, using the three-colour theme to invoke the different emotions of each scene.

The physical theatre is intense and captivating, with the four chorus actors switching effortlessly between a range of different characters.

The wonderful gurning of chorus member Derek Elwood invoked a few laughs from the audience, in some of the more comical twists in the dark plotline.

The theatre was brought to life with the illusion of a huge cast and musical sounds using only a simple set, a range of transitions between characters, and vocal effects from the cast.

The mystery of K’s crime and the dark twists in the plotline will leave you wondering about this physical masterpiece for the rest of the evening.

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