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:

Joshua Stidder
2019, Medvedenko
Paradise Green
André Pinto
André Pinto
Actor
2018, Medvedenko
Theatro Technis
Simon D'Aquino
2018, Medvedenko
The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Thomas Witcomb
2018, Medvedenko
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Kiren Kebaili-Dwyer
2018, Medvedenko
Paul Valentine
2016, Medvedenko
The Pack and Carriage
Benjamin Victor
2016, Medvedenko
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Jack Blakey
Jack Blakey
Actor
2016, Medviedenko
Rose Bruford
Pavlo Domitrashchuk
2016, Medvedenko
Mark Brent
Mark Brent
Actor
2016, Medvedenko
The London Theatre
Tony Richardson
2016, Medvedenko
The Poor School
Mohsen Ghaffari
2015, Medvedenko
Workhouse, The Poor School
Sam Angell
Sam Angell
Actor
2014, Medvedenko
LAMDA
Elliot Lloyd
Elliot Lloyd
Actor
2014, Medvedenko
Danny Granger
2014, Medvedenko
Grange court theatre
Dan Richards
Dan Richards
Actor
2014, Medvedenko
Resort Studios Margate
Aneurin Pascoe
2014, Medvedenko
Michael Finn
Michael Finn
Actor
2013, Medvedenko
Ben Kernow
Ben Kernow
Actor
2013, Medvedenko
Barons Court Theatre
James Tweedy
James Tweedy
Actor
2013, Medvedenko
The White Bear

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)