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About Six Characters In Search of an Author

No one has left a performance of this groundbreaking production without an indelible memory of what they have just witnessed.

A radical re-imagining of Pirandello's classic, Six Characters in Search of an Author transfers to the West End immediately following its sell-out premiere season at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Six strangers appear unannounced during the editing of a docu-drama declaring themselves fictional characters in search of an author. As their compelling narrative unfolds, the documentary maker begins to film their story and reality and fiction become increasingly blurred.

This stunning play is a parable for a media obsessed age and an exhilarating exploration of how we define ourselves in the 21st century.

Following his multi award-winning production of Macbeth starring Patrick Stewart (Chichester, West End and Broadway), Rupert Goold directs a cast lead by Ian McDiarmid (winner of both Olivier and Tony Awards and former Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre) and including Jamie Bower, Eleanor David, Noma Dumezweni, Dyfan Dwyfor, Christine Entwisle, Denise Gough, Jake Harders, Jeremy Joyce, John Mackay, Freya Parker and Robin Pearce.

Recommended for ages 16+

‘Brilliantly inventive' - Daily Telegraph

‘Madly ingenious...Breathtaking' - Independent

‘Exhilarating...stunning' - Times

‘This latest piece confirms Goold as the most exciting director of his generation' - Daily Telegraph

‘Brilliant... frequently funny, always arresting' - Mail on Sunday