The Seagull

The Seagull

Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka and Art.

Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new adaptation by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes and starring Lesley Sharp as Irina Arkadina.

Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create Art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates throughout the play.

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Anton Chekhov. New Version by Simon Stephens.
Lyric Hammersmith
Sean Holmes
Anna Watson
Pete Malkin
Hyemi Shin
Cast list:
Lesley Sharp (Irina Arkadina), Adelayo Adedayo (Nina), Michele Austin (Pauline), Paul Higgins Hugo Dorn), Cherrelle Skeete (Marcia), Nicolas Tennant (Peter Sorin) and Brian Vernel (Konstantin)
Other info:
Literal Translation by Helen Rappaport
The Seagull Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Available from: 
Thursday, 12 October, 2017
Saturday, 4 November, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 4 November, 2017

Lyric Hammersmith

King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
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The Seagull soars high at the Lyric Hammersmith, with Simon Stephens’ haunting adaptation breathing new life into Anton Chekhov’s text.

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Production images of Simon Stephens’ The Seagull released
Friday, October 6, 2017

Images have been released of Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, which is due to open at the Lyric Hammersmith next week. The production will star Lesley Sharp as actress Irina Arkadina, alongside Cherrelle Skeete (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Marcia and Paul Higgins as Hugo. The Seagull will be directed by Sean Holmes, with designs by Hyemi Shin and lighting by Anna Watson.

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Full casting for The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith announced
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The full cast joining Lesley Sharp in the Lyric Hammersmith’s upcoming production of The Seagull has been announced. This new version of Anton Chekhov’s play has been adapted by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, and will be directed by Sean Holmes. The play is about the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters, and will star the previously announced Lesley Sharp as Irina Arkadina, Adelayo Adedayo (Nina), Michele Austin (Pauline), Paul Higgins (Hugo Dorn), Cherrelle Skeete (Marcia), Nicolas Tennant (Peter Sorin) and Brian Vernel (Konstantin).

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