Kafka’s Dick (April 2016)

Copenhagen Theatre Circle proudly presents its production of Kafka’s Dick, a hilarious comedy by Alan Bennett. The production will be directed by Frank Theakston, who also directed The Good Doctor in 2012.

PERFORMANCES – 13 April to 23 April 2016 (except 18 April)

Weekdays at 20:00; Saturdays and Sundays at 17:00


Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh. Ø (www.krudttonden.dk)

The play

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Join us for this hilarious satire that explores the tendency we often have to show more interest in the details of artists’ private lives than in their work. The artist in question in this case is Franz Kafka, who famously left instructions for all his works to be burned – instructions which his friend Max Brod thankfully chose to ignore.
The main action of the play takes place in a middle-class suburban house in England and centres around Kafka fanatic Sydney and his wife Linda, who are miraculously visited by Kafka himself, followed closely by his best friend Brod … both long dead. Kafka’s father is then added to the comical mix, and he is in possession of a very personal secret related to his son – one which Kafka is terrified he will disclose.
Will Kafka’s “little” secret be revealed? And how will he react when he finds out that Brod did not burn all his works as requested, which ensured his reputation as one of the 20th century’s greatest writers?

Since Alan Bennett has also penned classics such as The Madness of George III and its film adaptation, the series of monologues Talking Heads and the play and subsequent film The History Boys, you are in for a treat that is “bigger than average”!

See photos from the production on the gallery page.

The cast

Kafka: Pejman Khorsand-Jamal

Max Brod: Andrew Whalley

Sydney: Lee Elms

Linda: Johanne Wang-Holm

Mother: Stephanie Carlsen

Hermann K: Frank Theakston