Six strangers appear unannounced during the editing of a docu-drama declaring themselves fictional characters in search of an author. As their compelling narrative unfolds, their story is filmed and reality and fiction become increasingly blurred.
A bold re-imagining of a masterpiece, Six Characters in Search of an Author blurs the border between fiction and life, between the stage and the world outside. Updated and recontextualised, it is a dark parable for a media-obsessed age and an exhilarating exploration of how we define ourselves, and what we call 'reality', in the 21st century.
Six Characters in Search of an Author is the new work from the team behind Headlong's adaptation of Marlowe's Faustus, together with the acclaimed designer Miriam Buether.
Presented in the West End by Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE productions.
UK tour presented in a co-production with Bristol Old Vic.