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:

Rebecca Gray
Rebecca Gray
Actor
2019, Arkadina
Nea Cornér
Nea Cornér
Actor
2018, Arkadina
Academy of Theatre Arts, Moscow
Leena Makoff
Leena Makoff
Actor
2018, Arkadina
Theatro Technis
Heléna Collins O'Connor
2018, Arkadina
Ciara Pouncett
2018, Arkadina
The Lion and Unicorn
Katharine Hardman
2017, Arkadina
The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, Moscow
Lili Miller
Lili Miller
Actor
2017, Arkadina
LAMDA
Sarah Cairney
2017, Arkadina
Italia Conti
Kate Crisp
Kate Crisp
Actor
2016, Arkadina
Kyra Weichert
2016, Arkadina
Helena Maybery
2016, Arkadina
Paisley Jackson
2016, Arkadina
Corbett Theatre
Ariadne Freya
2016, Arkadina
Grange Court Theatre
Georgina Budd
2016, Arkadina
Grange Court Theatre
Tayo Elesin
Tayo Elesin
Actor
2016, Arkadina
Boris Schukin Theatre Institute, Moscow
Lisa Minichiello
2015, Arkadina
Michelle Tailor
2015, Arkadina
Chloe Orrock
Chloe Orrock
Actor
2015, Arkadina
LAMDA
Kirsty Langley
2015, Arkadina
Theatro Technis
Danielle Stagg
2015, Arkadina
Vakhtangov School, Moscow

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)