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

It will be streamed live online, via zoom and YouTube, with captions.

WBDS are pleased to offer the tickets for free although we would be delighted if you made a donation to to support those in the industry who are struggling during these difficult times. 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.

There will be a curated Q&A session after the Saturday night performance that audience members from any performance may join. A separate link will be sent to a zoom meeting for you to join, along with instructions on how to submit your questions.

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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

Marketing and Publicity Rob Dixon

Poster Martyn Parker-Eames

See below some information from the Director and some of the cast in two short videos:



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