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.


Matthew Kelly (Dorn), Lily James (Nina), Joseph Drake (Konstantin), Michael Beckley, Emily Dobbs, Anthony Howell, Julia St John, Ben Moor, Malcolm Tierney, Sasha Waddell


Author: Anton Chekhov
Producer(s): Jagged Fence, Fenella Dawnay, Southwark Playhouse
Adapted by: Anya Reiss
Director: Russell Bolam
Design: Jean Chan
Sound: George Dennis
Lighting: Tim Mascall
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The Seagull

The Seagull (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01887356687. Details of all The Seagull archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4870

Archive Listings

8 Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Southwark Playhouse
Inner London
Greater London

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USER (11Nov12): Excellent performances made so much more intimate by being performed in the round.

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