Lyttelton - National Theatre

  • Booking until: Wednesday, 6 November 2013
  • Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Liola description

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. Liolà, a young man untroubled by tradi-tion, 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, Liolà is rarely played in the English language. Tanya Ronder’s new version is performed by an Irish cast and gypsy mu-sicians. It’s unexpected, funny and touching.

You can’t have a full barrel and a drunk wife, you just can’t cut it both ways.

Playing at Lyttelton - National Theatre

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (venue info)

Lyttelton - National Theatre Directions
Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:15 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:15 19:30
Sun - -