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This high-spirited drama by Pirandello defies expectations. It is not the intellectual whirlwind of his Six Characters in Search of an Author but takes us instead to the heart of a rural community where property and kinship provoke fierce passions. Liola, a young man untroubled by tradition, takes the part of nature all the way. Of course it's wrong to force a well-guarded gate, but a boy who follows an open path, well...
Written in Sicilian dialect, Liola
is rarely played in the English language. Tanya Ronder's new version is performed by an Irish cast and gypsy musicians. It's unexpected, funny and touching.Performers James Hayes, Rory Keenan, Carla Langley, Niamh McGowan, Roxanna Nic Liam, Jessica Regan, Anna Bird, Charlotte Bradley, Anthony Delaney, Lisa Dwyer Hogg, Jenny Fennessy, Rosaleen Linehan, Gertrude Montgomery, Aisling O'Sullivan, David Summer, Eileen Walsh.
Author Luigi Pirandello (in a new version by Tanya Ronder). Producer National Theatre. Adapted by Tanya Ronder. Director Richard Eyre. Design Anthony Ward. Lighting Neil Austin. Music Orlando Gough. Choreographer Scarlett Mackmin. Sound Rich Walsh.
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