In Pirandello's modern classic, premiered in Rome in 1921, six strangers turn up in a rehearsal room and demand that their story be acted out by the assembled company. As the actors perform, the increasingly gruesome story becomes frighteningly real..."Six Characters in Search of an Author" famously blurs the border between fiction and life, between the stage and the world outside. This new version from the mightily successful "Headlong Theatre" updates and recontextualises it into a dark parable for a media-obsessed age and an exhilarating exploration what we call 'reality' in the 21st century.
RUPERT GOOLD and BEN POWER are the Artistic Director and Literary Manager of Headlong Theatre, whose productions include Paradise Lost, Angels in America and Faustus, their previous collaboration. Ben Power's recent work includes A Disappearing Number for Complicite, which won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Play.