• Kafka’s Report to the Academy

    Kafka’s, A Report To An Academy Performer: Adrin NeatrourDirector: Nazim Kourgli.Lighting: Bill OrmondDuration :60minsVenue Star & Shadow, Byker, Newcastle upon TyneThursday 8th November *****Kafka
    wrote this short towards the end of his life, it’s an enigmatic piece
    reversing his usual direction of travel from man to animal, the
    metamorphosis in this instant is from beast to man. Adrin Neatrour
    delivers a spell binding performance, grace, beauty and word perfect.
    Every grunt is choreographed, it’s a ballet in which even the props are
    animated. Nazim Kourgli and Adrin Neatrour are to be congratulated in
    taking what is at best a dull read and moulding it into a piece
    demonstrating the power of theatre. The transformation is seamless
    man-ape-man in front of our eyes. The journey uncovers the depths to
    Kafka’s work which are simply unimaginable otherwise. How can an ape
    become a man? That thought needs no answer, its obvious. Why should he
    want to? We feel weknow by the time the lights fade.
    Catch this if you can. Abdul Hamed