The Trial of our times

Published: 23 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

The Trial

The Trial is a contemporary take on Kafka’s classic text, at the Dukes in Lancaster November 3–4.

Proper Job Theatre Company takes classic tales and places them in contemporary contexts and admits this didn’t need much interpretation.

Work began at the start of the pandemic, but made the company wonder if Kafka had seen the future. The physical style that defines Proper Job’s work is enhanced by an original score by Tim Cunningham, bringing a Kurt Weill-esque feel, built on by the live band and vocals.