Six Characters Looking for an Author

19 - 27 Mar

by Luigi Pirandello in a version by David Harrower

Six Characters Looking for an Author

19 - 27 Mar

Director Rupert Hands
Set and Costume Designer Cory Shipp
Lighting Designer Peter Harrison

“Distrust your reality…”

As a cast of actors prepares to rehearse in our theatre, they are interrupted by the arrival of six strangers. Their claim: they are characters from an unfinished play, searching for an author to complete their story…

A daringly mischievous take on the profound absurdist classic, performed by Mountview’s Acting students.

Duration: 90 minutes approx. no interval

Six Character Looking for an Author features haze, vaping, strong language, themes of violence, sexual assault and suicide, a loud gunshot effect and an extended blackout.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with ‘A New Miller Ltd’

Booking Info


This production is double cast

Tuesday 19 March, 7.30pm (Looking Cast)
Wednesday 20 March, 7.30pm (Searching Cast)
Thursday 21 March, 7.30pm (Looking Cast)
Friday 22 March, 7.30pm (Searching Cast)
Saturday 23 March, 2.30pm (Searching Cast)
Saturday 23 March, 7.30pm (Looking Cast)
Monday 25 March, 7.30pm (Searching Cast)
Tuesday 26 March, 7.30pm (Looking Cast)
Wednesday 27 March, 2.30pm (Looking Cast)
Wednesday 27 March, 7.30pm (Searching Cast)

Standard £19.50
Restricted View £15
Concessions (Mountview alumni/access/under 18/student/unemployed)* £12.50
Southwark Presents Cardholder £11

The Mack, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
Our box office hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Online booking is 24 hours, but phone and in-person bookings should be made within these times. Tickets are booked subject to Mountview's terms and conditions.

Industry Bookings

If you are an agent, casting director or industry colleague looking to view this production, please contact Neil Rutherford -

Access and Concessions Bookings

*Please bring proof of ID when purchasing concession tickets. Access tickets are charged at the concession rate. Audience members who require a companion ticket can book this by contacting the box office team on or 020 8881 2201.

Rupert Hands


Upcoming: Sunset Boulevard (Broadway).

Credits include: Wendy and Peter Pan (Leeds Playhouse), Global Majority (Attenborough), Dirty Hearts (Old Red Lion), Blackbird (The Other Room), The Secret Garden (Ambassadors), Oh What a Lovely War!, Candide (Mountview), Carrie, Edward II, All That I Am, Spring Awakening, Company, Between Riverside and Crazy (all Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), Sweet Charity (Italia Conti), Pericles (LAMDA).

Director: Sunset Boulevard (Savoy), Cyrano de Bergerac (Playhouse/Pinter), King Lear (Duke of York’s).

Yukiko Masui

Movement Director

Theatre and Musical: Romeo & Juliet (Duke of York’s Theatre), The Effect (National Theatre /The Shed, NY), Miss Julie (Southwark Playhouse), Toy Show the Musical by RTE (Dublin Convention Centre), A Little Night Music (Story House), Say Yes to Tess (Leeds Playhouse), Guy the New Musical (Bunker Theatre) and Urinetown (London College of Music).

Choreography: Say Something (National Dance Company of Wales), SAY AF (Dance Umbrella) and R&D (Ballet Boyz).

Awards: Choreography Award (DanceXchange) and Akram Khan mentoring Award (Sky Arts).

Peter Harrison

Lighting Designer

Peter trained at RADA.

His Theatre credits include The Smeds and the Smoos (Tall Stories), A Singe Man (Park Theatre), Pink Mist (Bristol Old Vic), Macbeth (Stafford Festival Shakespeare), Translunar Paradise (Theatre Ad Infinitium), Chicago (Pimlico Opera), and Orestes (Shared Experience).

His Opera credits include Paul Bunyan (Welsh National Youth Opera), and Orpheus in the Underworld (Royal College of Music), and his lighting for Dance includes work for the Royal Ballet, Sadlers Wells and the Gartnerplatz Theatre, Munich.

Phil Michael

Sound Designer

Phil has worked in audio for the last 15 years. His journey began in recording studios before transitioning to live rock ‘n’ roll and then finding a home in theatre.

Credits include: Cruise (The Apollo), Wagatha Christie Trial (Ambassadors), From Here to Eternity (Charing Cross), Night of the Iguana (Noel Coward), Jesus Christ Supestar (Regents Park), The Commitments (UK tour), and The White Factory (Marylebone Theatre).

Six Characters Creatives

Fight Choreographer
Marcello Marascalchi

Voice Coach
Gemma Maddock

Assistant Director
Eilidh Evans (she/her)
MA Theatre Directing student

Six Characters Crew

Production Manager
Cory Duffill (he/him)

Deputy Production Manager
Connie Yip

Costume Supervisor
Kate Page

Stage Manager
Rosie Curwen ±

Deputy Stage Manager
David Luggar †

Assistant Stage Managers
Immi Dunn †
Lyra Winter †

Production Electrician
Hayden Camidge †
Production Sound Engineers
Ollie Brennan
Wayne Harris

Lighting Programmer
Benjamin Spreckley †
LX Operator
Carlos Quitumbo †

Scenic Construction Manager
Hannah Smith

Scenic Art Manager
Steven Peters

Lead Scenic Artist
Alex Holl ‡

± PG Dip Stage and Production Management student
† FdA/BA Theatre Production Arts student
‡ Scenic Art and Prop Making student