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:

Sarah Bronson
2019, Nina
Art of Acting Studio
Ashleigh Cole
2018, Nina
Berenice Cruse
2018, Nina
University Square Stratford
Karruna Chimankar
2018, Nina
Lisa Lynn
Lisa Lynn
Actor
2018, Nina
Theatro Technis
Olivia Pinkney
2018, Nina
Tablehurst, Forest Row
Eleanor Hurrell
2018, Nina
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Macadie Amoroso
2018, Nina
Corbett Theatre
Éireann Mason
2017, Nina
The Place Theatre
Esme Mahoney
Esme Mahoney
Actor
2017, Nina
Jessica Elsie
2017, Nina
Phoebe Fischer
2017, Nina
Maria Hildebrand
2017, Nina
Ognisko Polskie
Mia Christinis
2017, Nina
Krystal Barrera
2017, Nina
Fuller Theater
Catrin Beattie
2017, Nina
Amy Floyd
Amy Floyd
Actor
2016, Nina
Daisy Porter
Daisy Porter
Actor
2016, Nina
The London Theatre
Sara Cristy
Sara Cristy
Actor
2016, Nina
The Courtyard Theatre
Hannah Hawkins
2016, Nina

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)