A Hunger Artist (Kafka Adaptation)

Sinking Ship Productions

A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. A ‘beautifully imagined’ (CultureBot.org), darkly comic adaptation of the Kafka story by acclaimed Brooklyn-based company Sinking Ship. ‘Talented!’ New York Times. ‘Splendid!’ Time Out. Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive trip into the nature of memory, art, performance and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply… to hunger.

★★★★ ‘A virtuoso solo performance of astonishing dexterity’ – Three Weeks

★★★★★ “If I had a sixth star, it would get one.” – Fringe Guru

★★★★ 1/2 “Visually superb, clever and amusing” – The Reviews Hub

★★★★ “A visually arresting one-man show”– Fest

★★★★ “A magnificent performance!” – British Theatre Guide

★★★★ “A mesmerising, uncanny piece of work” – The List

★★★★ “Unsettlingly funny” – Broadway Baby 

★★★★ “endearing, and ultimately heart breaking” – The 730 Review

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  • Dates & Times

    4th Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017
    5:45 pm
    1h 10m
  • Location

    ZOO 140 Pleasance
    EH8 9RR
  • pricing

    £11 (£9)
  • Suitability

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