Arcola Creative Engagement

27 Protagonists

Created by the company

Directed by: Nick Connaughton, Romana Flello and Eibhlish Fleming

“Today began, as so many other days do, with the promise of sex and the threat of violence…”

A woman awakes on a beach, unsure of who she is or where she came from.
A man wanders the city, whispering the name of his first true love.
A small child plays on a swing set, tears softly hitting the dust.
A dog barks at no one in particular.

On a beach, in a place not far from here, 27 Protagonists have been washed ashore – and are about to find themselves again.

Inspired by Luigi Pirandello’s A Day Goes By and drawing from the quiet ferocity and grand ambition of the golden age of silent films, 27 Protagonists is the latest production from Arcola’s acclaimed performance company for older adults (previous work includes The Uncommercial Traveller with Punchdrunk).

Part of the What Makes An Artist? season.