Pirandello’s classic play, updated for the twenty-first century by Headlong.
Blurring the border between fiction and life, between the stage and the world outside, Luigi Pirandello’s play Six Characters in Search of an Author exploded onto the stage in 1921 as one of the unique achievements of twentieth-century drama.
Updated and recontextualised in this vertiginous new version, it becomes a dark parable for a media-obsessed age and an exhilarating exploration of how we define art, ourselves and ‘reality’ in the twenty-first century.
This version by Rupert Goold and Ben Power was first performed at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in June 2008, in a co-production between Headlong and Chichester Festival Theatre.
— The Times
‘Madly ingenious… gives a remarkable new lease of life to Pirandello’s seminal play’
‘Brilliantly inventive… gets to the heart of Pirandello’s meaning while making the old play seem fresh to a modern audience’
— Daily Telegraph