Written 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. Witness this ever evolving attempt to create a detailed and dynamic, never to be heard again, improvised translation of Chekhovâs masterpiece. The Factory tell their version of this great story in the words that arrive in their heads at each moment, relating the dialogue to what they are being thrown by each other and the environment they find themselves in. NOTE: Because The Factory will bring nothing with them, including sets, costume or props, you may be asked to lend some of your personal possessions for use in the show. Alongside what you may already have about your person the company will be looking for; a romantic novel, a literary magazine, fishing gear, an addictive substance, breakfast, a game for six people, and a Seagull. If you have anything close please bring it along.Author Anton Chekhov. Company The Factory. Director Tim Carroll.