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Six Characters in search of an Author

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Thomas Kilroy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Luigi Pirandello 

  • Author Notes

    A version of Luigi Pirandello's original play.

  • Setting

    A theatre in the present.

  • Synopsis

    Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play. But they are not ordinary people. They are the characters of a play that has not yet been written. Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they long to escape, they desperately need a writer to complete their story and release them. Intrigued by their situation, the director and his company of actors listen as the characters begin to describe and argue over the key events of their lives.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    8

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
ASM Fionnuala Murphy
Madam Pace Olwen Fouéré
Second Actress Mary O'Driscoll
Second Actor David Wilmot
First Actress Susan Fitzgerald
Father Gerard McSorley
Step Daughter Alison McKenna
Director Owen Roe
Mother Barbara Brennan
Scenic Painter Michael McCabe
Scenic Painter Renee Weldon
First Actor (Senior) Brian McGrath
Son Andrew Scott
Young Son Rory Keenan
Daughter Katie Monnelly
Production Team  
Director John Crowley
Designer Tom Piper
Lighting Nick McCall
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Movement Director Jonathan Butterell
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Make-Up Patsy Giles
Programme Irish Theatre Publications

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

  • Email

    abr@alanbrodie.com

  • Website

    www.alanbrodie.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

  • Email

    abr@alanbrodie.com

  • Website

    www.alanbrodie.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.