Old Dog Theatre (ODT) is an emerging theatre company and The Castle is our first production as a collaborative group. ODT was created to change the way people think about literature adaptations, particularly literature not originally written in English.
By selecting neglected texts and reinventing the narrative through movement and puppetry our aim is to reengage audiences with meaningful stories through new forms.
While our company is new our team the production team have a wide variety of credits including The Vaults, Tristan Bates, Etcetera, The Tower of London, and The Bunker. After receiving funding Old Dog will be performing their debut production at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.
Our next Show: 'The Castle' (Kafka), will be premiering in London in April ahead of a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019.
Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham
22/23 July 21:00
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Greenside Infirmary Street
2-17th August (excl. Sundays)
"Far from home in a foreign Land, K struggles single-mindedly 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. But will his pursuit alienate him completely from his fellow man?"
Old Dog Theatre’s adaptation of Kafka’s final and unfinished novel will explore the lonely landscape of ‘The Castle’ through the use of puppetry and movement bringing the work of the great modernist writer brought to life on the stage.
By staging K’s choice between his Faustian pursuit of the Castle authorities and his budding romance with his fiancée, we will be delving into one of Kafka’s most nuanced works and exploring what we must give up in order to make peace with the society around us.