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. Please note there is some strong language and smoking on stage in The Seagull.


Graeme Hawley (Trigorin), Sophie Robinson (Nina), Susie Trayling (Arkadina), Ben Allen (Konstantin), Peter Macqueen (Sorin), Christopher Wright (Dorn), David Crellin (Shamrayev), Meriel Scholfield (Polina), Victoria Lloyd (Masha), Tom McHugh (Medvedenko)


Author: Anton Chekhov
Company: Library Theatre Company
Adapted by: Anya Reiss
Director: Chris Honer
Design: Judith Croft
Sound: Jon Nicholls
Music: Jon Nicholls
Lighting: Nick Richings
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The Seagull

The Seagull (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1607854786. Details of all The Seagull archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4870

Archive Listings

21 Feb 14
8 Mar 14
The Lowry
Greater Manchester

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