- Richard E. Grant - Franz Kafka
- Crispin Letts - Gregor Samsa
- Elaine Collins - Miss Cicely
- Phyllis Logan - Frau Bunofsky
- Ken Stott - Woland the Knifeman
While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, author Franz Kafka is constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike visions.
- "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" - Frau Bunofsky, Cicely and Kafka
- "Sweet Mystery of Life" - Gregor Samsa