It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
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).
They will be joined by Lloyd Cooney, Nicholas Gleaves, Lloyd Hutchinson and Raphael Sowole.
Lloyd Cooney will play Jacob. His previous theatre credits include The Plough and the Stars, The Shadow of a Gunman, Twelfth Night and The Risen People at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Nicholas Gleaves, who will play Boris Trigorin, as previously performed at the Lyric in Edward Bond’s Chair and The Under Room. His London theatre credits include The Father (Wyndham’s Theatre), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (National Theatre), The Front Page (Donmar Warehouse) and Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre).
Lloyd Hutchinson plays Leo. His previous prductions at the Lyric include The Birthday Party and Three Sisters, and he has also appeared in Salome (National Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Young Vic).
Raphael Sowole plays Simeon. Sowole has appeared in the TV series Black Mirror, as well as stage productions of Measure for Measure (Young Vic) The Merchant of Venice (Almeida) Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Cheek by Jowl/Barbican).
The production runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 3rd October to 4th November, with an official opening on 11th October.
The Seagull Tickets are available now.