Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six characters abandoned by their author desperately need a writer to complete their story.

Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they long to escape, only acting out the scenes that were written for them will release them.

Arriving at a theatre, it falls to one unwitting director and his hapless band of actors to take on their quest, picking up their troubled family story. Guilty secrets unfold as the surreal rehearsals take shape.

One way or another, their tragic story must be told.

Six Characters in Search of an Author was first staged in 1921. David Harrower’s adaptation was first staged at the Young Vic Theatre in 2000 to critical acclaim.

A co-production with the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

WINNER: Best Female Performance for Amy Manson: Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2007-2008.

Running Time:

Not available.