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.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: The Seagull

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15 known characters

11 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Stephen Mawson
2019, sorin
Hugh Tappin
Hugh Tappin
Actor
2019, Trigorin
Boris Schukin Theatre Institute
Sara Dee
Sara Dee
Actor
2019, Paulina
Cockpit Theatre
Lucien Morgan
2019, Peter Sorin
The Cockpit Theatre
Sarah Bronson
2019, Nina
Art of Acting Studio
Gabriel Phelan
2019, Konstantin Graviolich
Daisy Louise Appleton
2019, Trigorin
CSSD
Joshua Stidder
2019, Medvedenko
Paradise Green
Eliott Sheppard
Eliott Sheppard
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Lighting and Sound Designer
Cockpit Theatre
Rebecca Gray
Rebecca Gray
Actor
2019, Arkadina
Saorla Wright
2019, Irina Arkadina
The Institute of the Arts Barcelona
Aaron Atkinson
2019, Actor
Thom Green
Thom Green
Actor
2019, Boris Trigorin
The Cockpit Theatre
Jiyan Davé
Jiyan Davé
Actor
2018, Konstantin Treplev
Nick Wynter
Nick Wynter
Actor
2018, Trigorin
Robin Harris
Robin Harris
Actor
2018, Trigorin
Chloe Palmer
Chloe Palmer
Actor
2018, Masha
Miss Ashleigh Cole
2018, Nina
Donald Robert Fox
Donald Robert Fox
Set Designer
2018, Set Designer & Technical Director
Markel Theatre
Kuziva Ndewere
2018, Treplev
Birmingham REP 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)