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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.


Janie Dee (Irina Arkadina), Sabrina Bartlett (Nina), Matthew Tennyson (Konstantin), Tara D'Arquian, Lisa Diveney, Tom Greaves, Colin Hoult, Fraser James, Lisa Palfrey, Ian Redford, Alex Robertson, Danny Webb


Author: Anton Chekhov
Producer: Open Air Theatre Regent's Park
Adapted by: Torben Betts
Director: Matthew Dunster
Design: Jon Bausor
Lighting: Philip Gladwell
Choreographer: Charlotte Broom
Sound: Christopher Shutt
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

The Seagull

The Seagull (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01581210252. Details of all The Seagull archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4870

Archive Listings

19 Jun 15
11 Jul 15
Open Air Theatre
West End
Greater London

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