This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Book Tickets


31st Jul 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018

Book Tickets

Season 2 Close

This is the trailer for Headlong's production of Six Characters in Search of an Author. We see a television. We see flashing images of the six characters. A girl floating in a fish tank. The words 'an exhilarating exploration of how we define ourselves in the 21st century'. A image of the six characters together dressed in black. The word's 'madly ingenious, breathtaking'. A picture of the daughter in a black dress. The words 'exhilarating, stunning'. A girl looking into a fish tank. The words 'brilliant, frequently funny, always arresting'. Flashing images of the six characters. A television set.

The only ‘traditional’ revival in Headlong's second season was Goold’s own production of King Lear, starring Pete Postlethwaite, which proved controversial with critics, though a sellout with audiences in London and Liverpool. Headlong moved instead towards new work, including three new plays commissioned and developed in-house: Richard Bean’s The English Game, Anthony Neilson’s Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness and, most notably, Lucy Prebble’s ENRON. ENRON was one of two productions to transfer from this season into the West End. The other was Goold and Power’s reworking of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, which followed where Faustus had led in reframing Pirandello’s play in a contemporary structure, and extending its premises and argument to ‘make it feel urgent and exciting for a modern audience’