About The Trial of Josie K

Josie doesn’t know what’s going on.

She goes to the meetings, she answers the questions, she’s doing everything they ask, but still, nothing she does is right. Sometimes adults just don’t make any sense.

Who is the man in the suit anyway, and why on earth does he want her to throw a custard pie at him?

Join Josie K as she finds herself caught up in an absurd situation, and needs her best mate Becca and all her courage to find her way out. Inspired by Kafka’s The Trial, this is a story of defiance, the power of friendship and finding hope, even in a world where no one has explained the rules.

A Unicorn Theatre Production


Thu 26 Jan – Sun 19 Feb 2023

Under 18s £11.50 - £13 / Adults £16 - £18

Previews: Under 18s from £8 / Adults from £11


The Trial of Josie K is a surreal, comic and moving new play that explores some emotive subjects at points. If you would like to know more about what to expect or would like some suggested conversation starters after you’ve watched the show, please view our Content Guide here.

5 Stars

This is kids' theatre at its absolute best.


4 Stars

Thoughtful and charmingly absurd reimagining of Kafka for young people.

The Stage

4 Stars

A joy to watch.


4 Stars

Great fun, warm humour and compassion.

Everything Theatre


  • Jadie Rose Hobson

  • Tom Moores

  • Nkhanise Phiri

    Josie K

Creative Team

  • Writer Katie Hims
  • Director Leigh Toney
  • Designer Rose Revitt
  • Movement Director Sundeep Saini
  • Lighting Designer Elliot Griggs
  • Music & Sound Designer Beth Duke