I first read the book when I was at school and in 1986 was lucky enough to see it performed on stage at the Mermaid Theatre in London.  The production was the adaptation by Steven Berkoff and starred Tim Roth as Gregor Samsa.  Tim Roth gave a really athletic and memorable performance.  The physical effort he put into it was quite amazing and the stage was set up with a huge climbing frame which he used to convey the idea of the man who had become the creepy crawly creature overnight.

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1 Response Mar 13, 2010

thanks moonlitknight ... it was long enough ago that I don't remember all the details ... but I'm sure Steven Berkoff's adaptation took account of all the necessary disturbing parts!