Six Characters in Search of a Stage
chamber opera after the play by Pirandello
first performed May 2014 mini-tour: Brighton Fringe, The Forge Camden, Chiswick & Kintbury
Duration 55 minutes
Six Characters enter an empty theatre determined to stage their drama - but first they need to convince the sceptical Director that their opera is really good. We are drawn into a tragic tale of incest, murder and suicide worthy of any grand opera.
But is it for real? If it actually happened - how can it be true? The Characters' mysterious story raises more questions than it can possibly answer...
Olivia Clarke (soprano) as the Daughter
Lindsay Bramley (mezzo-soprano) as the Mother
Sheridan Edward (tenor) as the Son and Madame Pace
Jon Stainsby (baritone) as the Director
Mark Beesley (bass) as the Father
with Joseph Shiner (clarinet)
Edward Lambert (piano)
directed by Ian Caddy