VenueThe Lowry
Other spaces: Lyric Theatre, Quays Theatre, Aldridge Studio
CountyGreater Manchester
From21st February 2014
Opened24th February 2014
To8th March 2014
What is currently on at The Lowry (V0655996499)
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The Seagull

The SeagullT1607854786
Written in 1896 this is a comic play of aspiration and failure. On a summer's day in a makeshift theatre by a lake, a bold new play is to be performed. It is the work of a young, would-be playwright, Konstantin, who is searching for a new, more authentic dramatic form. The play stars his beautiful muse and neighbour, Nina. The assembled family audience includes his actress mother, Arkadina, who has just arrived from Moscow with the famous novelist, Trigorin. What happens during, and in the days immediately after, this play's first performance will change not just the course of the summer, but the lives of everyone involved, for ever after. This masterly meditation on love and art is both comic and tragic, and marks the birth of the modern stage.
Author Anton Chekhov

Archive :: production:T1607854786, play:S4870, venue:V0655996499
Current production:Work

Production details

Please note there is some strong language and smoking on stage in The Seagull.

Special Performances

  • 26 Feb 14 Captioned
  • 27 Feb 14 Audio Described
  • 28 Feb 14 Sign Interpreted


Company Library Theatre Company
Adapted by Anya Reiss
Director Chris Honer
Design Judith Croft
Sound Jon Nicholls
Music Jon Nicholls
Lighting Nick Richings
Performer Graeme Hawley (Trigorin)
Performer Sophie Robinson (Nina)
Performer Susie Trayling (Arkadina)
Performer Ben Allen (Konstantin)
Performer Peter Macqueen (Sorin)
Performer Christopher Wright (Dorn)
Performer David Crellin (Shamrayev)
Performer Meriel Scholfield (Polina)
Performer Victoria Lloyd (Masha)
Performer Tom McHugh (Medvedenko)

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