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.


Penelope Wilton (Arkadina), Mark Hadfield (Medvedenko), Richard Johnson (Dorn), John Light (Konstantin), Richard Pasco (Sorin), Barry Stanton (Shamrayev), Justine Waddell (Nina), Niamh Linehan (Masha), Gabrielle Lloyd (Polena), Nigel Terry (Trigorin)


Author: Anton Chekhov
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director: Adrian Noble
Design: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Mic Poole
Music: Mia Soteriou
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The Seagull

The Seagull (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0436095119. Details of all The Seagull archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4870

Archive Listings

28 Mar 00
1 Apr 00
Sheffield Theatres
South Yorkshire

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