Music Theatre Wales - The Trial Reviews
15 April 2021
Michael Druiett (Uncle), Gwion Thomas (Lawyer Huld), Paul Curievici (Watcher), Johnny Herford (Josef K)
Johnny Herford (Josef K), Paul Curievici (Titorelli)
Johnny Herford (Josef K), Nicholas Folwell (Priest)
Michael Bennett (Guard Franz), Johnny Herford (Josef K), Nicholas Folwell (Guard Willem)
Gwion Thomas, Paul Curievici, Michael Druiett, Rowan Hellier (Watchers)

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The Trial

Music Theatre Wales


No. of reviews: 13

Glass and Music Theatre Wales get result in Kafka’s The Trial
16 Nov 14 / Seen and Heard
A new distillation and soundworld
11 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Where the production comes alive is through the staging and the exceptional performances
29 Oct 14 / Manchester Confidential
The world premiere of Philip Glass’s The Trial unsettles
19 Oct 14 / The Observer
Philip Glass’s music seems to fit Kafka’s Trial like a glove
15 Oct 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Kafka's story has an astonishing prescience
14 Oct 14 / Independent
Glass’s opera has too little sense of genuine menace
14 Oct 14 / Evening Standard
The score lacks distinctiveness and the drama is uncompelling
14 Oct 14 / The Stage
Kafka, Glass, Hampton: this new chamber opera is a dream ticket
14 Oct 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
On paper it's a marriage made in, well, not quite heaven; more a kind of Kafkaesque purgatory
13 Oct 14 / What's on Stage
Philip Glass’s score adds up to much more than just a play with musical accompaniment
13 Oct 14 / The Guardian
Cannily pitched
13 Oct 14 / Telegraph
Glass's operatic "The Trial" brings Kafka up to date
13 Oct 14 / Reuters
Production details
Cast
Forbes, Hellier, Bennett, Curievici, Folwell, Herford, Druiett, Thomas
(c) Rafferty (d) McCarthy
Performance dates
10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 22, 28 October, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 November 2014 (various locations)
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