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:

Chloe Palmer
Chloe Palmer
Actor
2018, Masha
Sophie Mort
Sophie Mort
Actor
2018, Masha
Georgina Pearce
2018, Masha
AADA Theatre
Mia Rose Finnigan
2018, Masha
East 15 Acting School
Camille Krieg
2018, Masha
Theatro Technis
Eleanor McMahon
2018, Masha
Hannah Keeley
2017, Masha
The Polish Hearth Club, London
Hannah Keeley
2017, Masha
Laura Sasia
Laura Sasia
Actor
2016, Masha
Gill Morley
Gill Morley
Actor
2016, Masha
Danica Swinton
2016, Masha
LAMDA
Vivien Monory
2016, Masha
Rebecca Hutchins
2016, Masha
The Pack and Carriage
Rebekah McLoughlin
2016, Masha
St. Peter's Arts Centre, Preston
Cairine MacBrayne
2016, Masha
Mina Renoir
Mina Renoir
Actor
2016, Masha
Catherine Phillips
2016, Masha
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Lucia Young
Lucia Young
Actor
2016, Masha
Sian Abrahams
2016, Masha
Grange Court Theatre
Maria Carmel
Maria Carmel
Actor
2015, Masha
The Theatro Technis, Mornington Crescent, London

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)