Theatre preview: 6 Characters In Search Of An Author, Bristol

Bristol Old Vic, Sat to 10 Oct

With an excellent Winter's Tale already out on the road and Enron at the Royal Court, Headlong is having a busy autumn and, in the case of this company, quantity doesn't mean a drop in quality. Here's a chance to see one that Rupert Goold made earlier, a revival of Luigi Pirandello's strange shifting masterpiece first seen at Chichester in 2008 which then went into the West End. Jack Shepherd and Catherine McCormack lead the cast in a version of this 1921 experimental classic updated to chime with our own era of reality TV. The six strangers of Pirandello's original arrive not in a theatre but in the editing suite where a documentary film is in post-production. Here the film-maker agrees to film their story. Soon fiction and reality are frighteningly blurred. It's a strong production for BOV which is buzzing and has an enviable season of work.

• Bristol Old Vic, Sat to 10 Oct

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Lyn Gardner

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