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