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Six Characters in Search of an Author

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



6 Characters Prog v3
Download • 5.26MB


We had many lovely comments about the play.

NANDA did an "official" review

Six Characters Nanda Review
Download PDF • 44KB

Mark Buckley did an internal member crit

Download DOCX • 23KB

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.

Six Characters in Search of an Author Re
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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.


Ali Bakewell

Production Manager:

Rosie Farrow


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. 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 later.



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