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

10 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Daniele Antonini
2017, Dorn
Rose Bruford College
George Lewthwaite
2017, Dorn
East 15 Acting School
Paul McQuaid
Paul McQuaid
Actor
2016, Dorn
The Workhouse Theatre
Adam Forrester
2016, Dorn
Matthew Wright-Kenny
2015, Dorn
LAMDA
Ben Scheck
Ben Scheck
Actor
2015, Dorn
Theatro Technis
Stephen Ashmore-Blakely
2015, Dorn
The Minack
Alex Noblett
Alex Noblett
Actor
2014, Dorn
Arthur Verron
2014, Dorn
Gregory Cox
Gregory Cox
Actor
2013, Dr.Dorn
Wimbledon Theatre Studio
Joe Eyre
Joe Eyre
Actor
2013, Dorn
Milton Court
Cameron Cross
2012, Dorn
GITIS
Stuart Denman
2012, Dorn
Mountview
Matthew Churcher
2012, Dr. Dorn
Ed Lower
Ed Lower
Actor
2011, Dorn
Tibu Fortes
Tibu Fortes
Actor
2011, Dorn
Vakhtangov Theatre
Owen Lindsay
Owen Lindsay
Actor
2011, Dorn
The Lord Stanley
Trevor Murphy
2011, Dr Dorn
Barons Court Theatre
Paul Bonner
Paul Bonner
Actor
2010, Dorn
The Space
Nick Cheales
Nick Cheales
Actor
2010, Dorn
Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh

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)