Tribulations of Kafka’s Trial at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

PUBLISHED: 09:51 12 February 2011

The Trial

The Trial

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STEVEN Berkoff’s striking theatrical adaptation of Kafka’s classic novel The Trial is being performed at the Trestle Arts Base in St Albans next Wednesday, February 16.

Portraying a world where justice and freedom seem strangely elusive, The Trial begins with the arrest of bank clerk Joseph K in his bedroom one morning for an unspecified crime and follows his attempts to discover why this occurred and how he can acquit himeself.

Joseph K finds himself alternating between despair and frustration as it becomes increasingly clear that the law with which he is attempting to grapple is a thing of myth, rumour and supposition.

Combining physical theatre, Brechtian-style staging and live music, it can be seen at the arts base in Russet Drive at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 with concessions £8 and a family £32, available from the box office on 01727 850950 or go to

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