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The Seagull 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.
Performers Felicity Kendal, Michael Pennington, Victoria Hamilton.
Author Anton Chekhov. Company Peter Hall Company. Translation Tom Stoppard. Director Peter Hall.

The Seagull

The Seagull (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0103302199. Details of all The Seagull archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4870

Archive Listings

28 Apr 97
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10 May 97
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London
28 Apr 97
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4 Dec 97
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

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