By Luigi Pirandello
In a new version by Rupert Goold & Ben Power
Director: Rupert Goold
'Madly ingenious... brilliant... breathtaking.' - The Independent
'Dazzling... thrilling... an extraordinary night out.' - The Daily Telegraph (UK)
'Scintillatingly clever... bitingly funny.' - The Financial Times
Following its critically acclaimed run on London's West End, Headlong's radical re-imagining of this celebrated satire comes to Sydney Festival.
Six strangers arrive unannounced during the editing of a docu-drama, adamant they are fictional characters in search of an author. As the compelling narrative unfolds, their story is filmed and becomes entwined with the footage already being edited.
Now updated and re-contextualised for the 21st century, Six Characters is a harrowing and witty play where reality and fiction become increasingly blurred. What unfolds is a sinister parable for a media-obsessed age and an exhilarating exploration of how we define ourselves and what we call ‘reality'.
Master dramatist Luigi Pirandello's innovative and probing play premiered in Rome in 1921. It changed theatre's perception of itself and is regarded as his tour de force.
Six Characters in Search of an Author confirms Rupert Goold as "one of the most exciting directors of his generation" (The Daily Telegraph, UK).
Produced in association with Chichester Festival Theatre.
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