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The Seagull

June 29 - September 10, 2022

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Why See The Seagull?

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Emilia Clarke flies again in the seagull

Emila Clarke will return to the West End in the Seagull! Adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jamie Lloyd the show was originally part of a year-long residency at the Playhouse Theatre, before being shuttered by the initial COVID-19 lockdown. Updated to the modern-day, the themes of Checkov's masterpiece; hidden desire, long-held secrets, and dreams quashed are just as relevant today as they ever have been.

Best known for her iconic turn as troubled Queen Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's worldwide mega-hit Game of Thrones, Clark plays Nina, a young woman with dreams of becoming an actress, whose world is turned upside down following a visit to a neighbouring country house. 

What is the story of The Seagull?

A group of well-heeled guests gather at the country house of a retired civil servant, to see a new avant-garde play that his young nephew has written. A bit of a hack job with an emphasis on symbolism, the play is a disaster and is abandoned after the first act. With emotions running high after the aborted performance, we discover a tangle of love triangles amongst the characters, self-doubt and a rampaging pursuit of happiness that threatens to overturn everybody's beliefs and sensibilities.

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Dates

Previews from: 29 June 2022

Opening night: 6 July 2022

COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Emila Clarke as Nina
Tom Rhys Harries as Trigorin
Daniel Monks as Konstantin
Indira Varma as Arkadina
Sophie Wu as Masha

With

Katie Buchholz, Tina Harris and Joseph Langdon. 

Creative

Written by Anton Chekov
Adapted by Anya Reiss
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Design by Sumatra Gilmour

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Ian Andrew: “Soaring Seagull”

The task of getting Chekov’s themes across can be difficult for actors.... more

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