Pirandello’’s Naked updated for Brockley Jack outing


Ballast Theatre returns to South London’s Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in the New Year with the premiere of Howard Colyer’s new adaptation of Pirandello’s Naked.

The tragi-comedy shows the consequences of fantasy and illusion in our daily lives, when a small white lie can grow out of all proportion, and create more problems than it solves.

Colyer’s adaptation is set in London in the winter of 1979-80. A young woman attempts suicide– but she’ is found before the poison can kill her.

A journalist becomes interested in her life, then a novelist, whose stories start to circulate…More people are drawn in and even the Foreign Office tries to intervene.

Naked, freely adapted from Pirandello’’s 1922 play, Vestire gli ignudi, runs at the Brockley Jack from January 12-30.

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