Plays Directory : The Seagull

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Anton Chekhov
  • Written
    1895
  • Overview
    The Seagull was one of the first full length plays written by Anton Chekhov. It astounded it's first audiences by having no discernable lead character, in a time when melodrama was the popular form of theatre. The play follows the goings on, on a country estate in Russia, over two years. It is owned by the ageing Sorin, and he is joined by his celebrated actress sister, Arkardina, her son and their friends. Everyone is in love with some-one else in this 'slice-of life' comedy. The 'Seagull' of the title pertains to a bird shot in the second act by Arkardina's neurotic son, Konstantin. He is in love with the local landowners daughter, Nina. She performs in a play which Konstantin has written. However, when she meets Arkardina's lover (a famous writer by the name of Trigorin) she falls deeply in love with him, and by the third act, they have begun an affair. Konstantin tries to shoot himself, but is unsuccessful at first. He struggles throughout the play to be recognised as a writer by his mother, who takes very little notice of him.

    The Seagull has a strange mix of tragedy and comedy. The humour comes from human foibles, and the clash of characters, rather than witty lines. By the end of this ensemble play, you're not sure whether to laugh of cry.

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15 known characters

11 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Mattie Di Giovanni
Mattie Di Giovanni
Costume Designer
2020, Costume Designer
Isabelle Carney
Isabelle Carney
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Production Stage Manager
The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone
Stephen Mawson
2019, sorin
Hugh Tappin
Hugh Tappin
Actor
2019, Trigorin
Boris Schukin Theatre Institute
Amy Tsai
Amy Tsai
Production Designer
2019, Set Designer
Lucien Morgan
2019, Peter Sorin
The Cockpit Theatre
Sara Dee
Sara Dee
Actor
2019, Paulina
Cockpit Theatre
Alice Wallis
Alice Wallis
Actor
2019, Trigorin
Sarah Bronson
2019, Nina
Art of Acting Studio
Joe Staton
Joe Staton
Actor
2019, Yakov
Daisy Louise Appleton
2019, Trigorin
CSSD
Joshua Stidder
2019, Medvedenko
Paradise Green
Kieran Iyer
Kieran Iyer
Actor
2019, Konstantin
The Cockpit Theatre
Eliott Sheppard
Eliott Sheppard
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Technical Stage Manager
Cockpit Theatre
Diego Alvarado
Diego Alvarado
Videographer
2019, Assistant Stage Manager
Rebecca Gray
Rebecca Gray
Actor
2019, Arkadina
Saorla Wright
2019, Irina Arkadina
The Institute of the Arts Barcelona
Aaron Atkinson
2019, Actor
Bianca Bardoe
2019, Arkadina
Thom Green
Thom Green
Actor
2019, Boris Trigorin
The Cockpit Theatre

Alternative Names

The Seagul, The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, „The Seagull” by A. Czechow, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, The Seagull - Chekhov, The Seagull (Scene study)