The Castle

Theatre (drama, puppetry)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

A dynamic adaptation of Kafka’s last, unfinished novel. Far from home, K. struggles to unlock the secrets of the castle. He wages a war of wits against the elusive official Klamm, certain that it is only by standing face to face with the divine authority of the castle that he will ever find his place within this strange society. Old Dog Theatre’s visual storytelling combines both puppetry and physical theatre to breathe new life into Kafka’s poignant exploration of man's place in society. Will K.’s pursuit of the castle alienate him from his fellow man?

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Antony Brown 61 days ago

Excellent play, loved the puppetry and use of movement. Definitely worth seeing.


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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 59 days ago

The Castle is a story by Franz Kafka – and if you didn’t know that already, you’ll guess as soon as the action begins. The story follows a land surveyor known only as K, who’s been recruited to map a faraway village in the shadow of an eponymous castle. He...

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FringeReview 60 days ago

This play, based on Kafka’s last and unfinished novel has promise when in the first few minutes a puppet denoting the journey of a main character K. in a blizzard appears. For the rest of the play – except for two more very short appearances of the puppet – this...

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 62 days ago

On a dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in a small village at the foot of a huge, forbidding castle. He has battled through the snow, but gets only a frosty welcome from the inhabitants. This opening scene of The Castle is beautifully depicted with some very skilful puppetry;...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 66 days ago

Old Dog Theatre are breathing new life into Kafka's The Castle with some exceptional puppetry work and a gift of a storyline. K has been summoned by the Count to work as a land surveyor at The Castle. In perfect, maddening Kafka form, no one will communicate, confirm anything or...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

The visual prowess of The Castle does just about enough to redeem it....

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

"This play certainly deserves credit for its creative soundscape and captivating puppetry, yet other aspects need to be rethought in order for this play to reach its full potential"...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

As an unfinished text imbued with deep mystery, ranging from menacing abstract bureaucracy to detailed recounted memories, Kafka’s The Castle is a challenging undertaking, but the Old Dog Theatre Company have done an admirable job. As a collective of young actors and puppeteers, switching between puppetry, more conventional acting, and...

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