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The Seagull - Young Chekhov archiveWritten 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.

Cast/Performers

Anna Chancellor (Akardina), Geoffrey Streatfeild (Trigorin), Emma Amos, Pip Carter, Jonathan Coy, Nicholas Day, Mark Donald, Peter Egan, Col Farrell, Joshua James, Beverley Klein, Adrian Lukis, Des McAleer, James McArdle, Mark Penfold, Luke Pierre, Nina Sosanya, Sarah Twomey, David Verrey, Olivia Vinall, Jade Williams

Creatives/Company

Author: Anton Chekhov
Producer: Chichester Festival Theatre
Adapted by: David Hare
Director(s): Jonathan Kent, Paul Benzing (fight director)
Design: Tom Pye
Costume: Emma Ryott
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Music: Jonathan Dove
Sound: Paul Groothuis
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The Seagull - Young Chekhov

The Seagull - Young Chekhov (Play) production archive for QTIX code T02119169066. Details of all The Seagull - Young Chekhov archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4870

Archive Listings

23 Jul 16
to
8 Oct 16
Olivier (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

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