Kafka: the musical

Zadie Smith (White Teeth) and her husband, writer Nick Laird, are collaborating on a musical about the life of Franz Kafka:

Smith told British magazine Dazed and Confused, “It’s not exactly a cheery, high-kicking affair. It’ll need some good actors like Nathan Lane or Anthony Sher.” She would also like the show to run at London’s Royal National Theatre, adding, “God knows who wants to watch a musical about Kafka. We’ll have to wait and see, I guess.”

Smith’s forthcoming novel, On Beauty, is due out in Britain next September.


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