An adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's play by Ali Bakewell
Because the show must go on-line
12th, 13th, 14th November at 7.30pm
Audio Described Video
We have created an audio described version of our Six Characters live stream performance - available on out YouTube page
We had many lovely comments about the play.
NANDA did an "official" review
Mark Buckley did an internal member crit
A Student did a review as part of his drama work. Mitchell McLean, Carlton le Willows Academy. Ali Bakewell, Director and author/adapter ran a 2 hour workshop with year 12 and 13 students.
PHOTOS from the show
Some actors and a director meet to rehearse a play with the stage manager facilitating when six characters turn up out of the blue. The characters are stuck in the Edwardian era in which they were created. They want to tell their story as their play was never written.
The director is persuaded to let them perform their story and there is a lot of banter with the actors telling them how to perform it better and the characters claiming only they know the real “truth” of the story. As the characters’ story unfolds we are led down a very dark and uncomfortable path.
Director Barbara Seymour
Stage Manager Calum Sharp
Actor 1 Lesley Flounders
Actor 2 Tim Farrow
Actor 3 Rachel Ross
Father Richard Young
Mother Jacky Tivers
Stepdaughter Savannah Dixon
Son Dom Gaskell
Assistant Director Margarita Papadopoulou
Backdrop Artist Annie Haley
Sound Design Arran Mackay
Props and Puppets Jan Dizon
Costumes Michelene Harris
Rehearsal Prompt Sue Scrimshaw
Box office - Jacky Tivers
Technical FoH Manager Calum Sharp and Dom Gaskell
Marketing and Publicity Rob Dixon
Poster Martyn Parker-Eames
We have many videos on our YouTube account.
Here is a link to the captioned live recording:
See below some information from the Director and some of the cast in two short videos:
The Edwardian 6 Characters
The Actors, Director and Stage Manager
DETAILS and BOOKING (As described before the show)
It will be streamed live online, via zoom and YouTube, with captions.
WBDS are very pleased to be able to offer complimentary tickets for the live streaming of "Six Characters in search of an Author" and invite you to make a donation to The Theatre Support Fund during this challenging time. theatresupportfund.co.uk Book the number of seats you require and a link to the live stream will be sent 24 hours before the show together with an e programme.
There will be the opportunity to see captions for deaf / hard of hearing audience members for these three performances. An audio described version of the show will be available via our website WBDS.co.uk later.