'The Trial' (2011) Stream, DVD, script and education pack

Splendid’s creative adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel ‘The Trial’ toured from Autumn 2010 to Spring 2011. Find out more about the production.

Watch on DVD (£35) or stream online (£7.50 for 30 days’ rental):
The production was filmed live in January 2011. The 61-minute film is available to buy on DVD or stream online – both options include bonus audio commentary and rehearsal footage. For more information watch the trailer, or click on the DVD image below.

The Trial script (£15): The full final text of Splendid’s adaptation, including production photographs and an extensive introduction and notes. The script is also available to license for performance.

The Trial Education Pack (£12): a comprehensive 24-page pack of supporting notes created for the original tour. Click on the pack image below for more details.

The Trial Super Pack (£55): The Trial DVD, script and education pack for a reduced price. (Multiple DVD discount does not apply to Super Packs.)

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The Trial DVD

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The Trial script

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The Trial Education Pack

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The Trial Super Pack
The Trial (2011)

‘Trial’ running time: 61 mins
Extras: 24 min ‘Making of’ feature, following the rehearsal process, audio commentary from Splendid’s Kerry Frampton and adaptor Ben Hales.

Optional DVD (available with 1-yr stream only)
Format: PAL DVD Standard Definition
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Region information: no region restriction

Multiple 1yr stream/DVD discount

There’s a discount for buying multiple 1yr streams/DVDs in a single order – add more to your cart and save more!

1 title: £35
2 titles: £60
3 titles: £85
4 titles: £110
5 titles: £140
6 titles: £160
7 titles: £180
8 titles: £195
9 titles: £210
10 titles: £230
11 titles: £245

The discount applies to all production titles, and will be calculated automatically when you check out.

Please note: This offer does not apply to Super Packs (DVD/Stream, script and education pack offer)

The Trial Script (2011)

by Anonymous
adapted by Ben Hales 
Published by Splendid Productions
50 pages, spiral-bound A5 size, monochrome
includes introduction, notes and production photos

The Trial Education Pack (2011) –
we will send a physical copy and a link to the online-only version

Contents: Adaptor’s Note / Director’s Note / Adaptation Synopsis / Kafka Biography / Brecht in the show / Rehearsal Techniques / Comparison of Splendid and Berkoff’s adaptation / Character notes from the novel / Research notes: The Psychology of Power/ Set & Costume Design

Streaming Super Pack

Includes 1-year access to streaming video (you can share this), physical script and physical/digital education pack. You can also choose to add a physical DVD to the order.

(Multiple title discount does not apply to streaming super packs)


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Rent any 2 of our streaming training titles ‘Splendid Style: Being Splendid‘, ‘Devising Political Theatre online CPD‘ or ‘Practical Guide to Brecht online CPDand save £5. Rent all 3 and save £10!

The discount is automatically calculated during checkout and applies to instant streaming access and access codes purchased for other users.

Please note: this offer only applies to rentals purchased in the same transaction. 

A4 & A3 size 4-pack discounts

Save money on A4-sized Mind Maps and Top Tip Sheets and A3-sized Mind Maps!

A4 Mind Map/Top Tip 4-pack: £40 (choose any 4 titles save £8 – combinations of Mind Maps and Top Tips are fine)
A3 Mind Map 4-pack: £70 (choose any 4 titles, save £10)

Scale up your discounts! Choose titles in multiples of 4 for best price, eg. buy 16 x A4 titles, save £40! 

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Digital & Physical Production Resources

Streaming video rentals:
£7.50 for 30 days’ access
£35.00 for 1 year’s access (includes optional DVD, and multiple title offer applies)

Scripts (physical product): £15
Education Packs (digital & physical): £5 /£12

Special offer Production Streaming Super Packs (1-year stream, optional DVD, script & education pack by title): £55

Special offer Multiple title discounts: 2xtitles £60 / 3xtitles £85 / 4xtitles £110 / 5xtitles £140 / 6xtitles £160 / 7xtitles £180 / 8xtitles £195 / 9xtitles £210 / 10xtitles £230 / 11xtitles £245


Mind Maps

available in 3 sizes, laminated for extra protection

A4: £12  / A3: £20  / A2: £30

Performance Skills Top Tip Sheets

laminated, A4 size only

Special offer Mind Map 4-pack 

Any 4 x A4 Mind Maps and/or Tip Sheets: £40
Any 4 x A3 Mind Maps: £70

Splendid Streaming Training videos

Splendid Style: Being Splendid £35 for 1 year’s access

Online CPDs: £20 for 30 days’ access
Devising Political Theatre online CPD
Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht online CPD

Special offer rent any 2 training video titles, save £5 – rent any 3 titles save £10

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