Before he died, Kafka wanted his books burnt. They weren't.
And then, a century after his death, Kafka inexplicably reappears in a suburban semi in Leeds. The resurrected author must come to terms with posthumous fame, his sadistic father, his obsessive fans, and an uncomfortable Freudian interpretation of his talent. How will he measure up?
Alan Bennett's surreal farce effortlessly satirises literary criticism, encourages parents to abuse their children, and subjects a tortoise to unnecessary humiliation. You've got to laugh. No, really, you've got to.