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When

Sat 6 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK
Sun 7 Feb, 1.00PM - BOOK
Sun 7 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK
Mon 8 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK
Tue 9 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK
Wed 10 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK
Thu 11 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK

 

2hr 20min including interval

 

Captioned performance for the hearing impaired



Price

A Reserve Standard $67.50/Friends $59
B Reserve $57.50/Conc $49.50
C Reserve $47.50
Includes BOCS booking fee

 

Perth Reviews
Dark characters define character - The West Australian

Theatre review: Six Characters in Search of an Author - The West Australian

 

Event Program

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Preview


SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR

BY LUIGI PIRANDELLO, IN A NEW VERSION BY RUPERT GOOLD AND BEN POWER

DIRECTED BY RUPERT GOOLD

HEADLONG THEATRE PRESENTS

Following its critically acclaimed 2008 run in London’s West End, Headlong’s radical re-imagining of Luigi Pirandello’s classic comes to Perth Festival.

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, their story is filmed 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.

Called ‘one of the most exciting young talents in British theatre today’ by The Times, Director Rupert Goold’s productions have won Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards while enjoying immense popular success.

MATURE THEMES

Presented in association with Chichester Festival Theatre

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Anna Ledwich
DESIGNER Miriam Buether
LIGHTING Malcolm Rippeth
COMPOSER AND SOUND DESIGNER Adam Cork
VIDEO AND PROJECTION Lorna Heavey




Suddenly a great classic that doesn't now work well in its original form comes alive again in this superb new complex, multi-layered remake. THE AUSTRALIAN  MORE >


"I'm known as the man who corrupted Darth Vader..."  TIME OUT SYDNEY  MORE >


Everything is given a modern spin and Goold often pushes the envelope outrageously. Indeed, he has invented a whole new last act, packed with Pirandellian twists, arty in-jokes and theatrical surprises. THE TELEGRAPH  MORE >