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.


Ian McKellen (Sorin - some dates), William Gaunt (Sorin - some dates), Frances Barber (Arkadina), Monica Dolan (Masha), Richard Goulding (Konstantin), Romola Garai (Nina), Ben Addis, Adam Booth, Russell Byrne, Julian Harries, John Heffernan, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, Seymour Matthews, Ben Meyjes, David Weston, Guy Williams, Philip Winchester, Zoe Boyle, Naomi Capron, Melanie Jessop, Gerald Kyd


Author: Anton Chekhov
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director(s): Trevor Nunn, Malcolm Ranson (fights)
Design: Christopher Oram
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Ferus O'Hare
Music: Steven Edis
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The Seagull

The Seagull (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01159882732. Details of all The Seagull archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4870

Archive Listings

21 Nov 07
12 Jan 08
Gillian Lynne Theatre
West End
Greater London
3 Jul 07
7 Jul 07
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
17 Apr 07
23 Jun 07
Courtyard Theatre

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