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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From31st July 2013
Opened7th August 2013
To6th November 2013
WhenJul 31,Aug 1,2,3,5,6,8,13,14,15,16,17,23,24,26, Sep 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11, Oct 11,12,14,15,23,24,25,26,27, Nov 1,2,4,5,6 at 19:30. Aug 7 at 19:00. Aug 14,17,24,Sep 5,7, Oct 12,24,26, Nov 2, Mats 14:15. Aug 18,25, Nov 3,6 Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £12.00. To £34.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)


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...
Author Luigi Pirandello (in a new version by Tanya Ronder)

Archive :: production:T703665159, play:S692846046, venue:V374

Production details

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.


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
Performer James Hayes
Performer Rory Keenan
Performer Carla Langley
Performer Niamh McGowan
Performer Roxanna Nic Liam
Performer Jessica Regan
Performer Anna Bird
Performer Charlotte Bradley
Performer Anthony Delaney
Performer Lisa Dwyer Hogg
Performer Jenny Fennessy
Performer Rosaleen Linehan
Performer Gertrude Montgomery
Performer Aisling O'Sullivan
Performer David Summer
Performer Eileen Walsh

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