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:

Hugh Tappin
Hugh Tappin
Actor
2019, Trigorin
Boris Schukin Theatre Institute
Alice Wallis
Alice Wallis
Actor
2019, Trigorin
Daisy Louise Appleton
2019, Trigorin
CSSD
Nick Wynter
Nick Wynter
Actor
2018, Trigorin
Robin Harris
Robin Harris
Actor
2018, Trigorin
Robert Anthony
2018, Trigorin
Thomas Cardwell
2017, Trigorin
Vincent Andriano
2016, Trigorin
Pack and Carriage
John Jesper
John Jesper
Actor
2016, Trigorin
The Pack and Carriage
Harry Harrington
2016, Trigorin
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Joseph Watson
2016, Trigorin
Bath Spa University
Paul Arone
Paul Arone
Actor
2016, Trigorin
Etcetera Theatre
Cal Chapman
Cal Chapman
Actor
2015, Trigorin
Ryan O'Callaghan
2015, Trigorin
Talha Pirzada
2015, Trigorin
Theatro Technis
Gregory Birks
2015, Trigorin
New Diorama
Gregory A Smith
2015, Trigorin
The Minack Theatre
Ramin Farahani
2015, Trigorin
Embassy Theatre
John Slade
John Slade
Actor
2015, Trigorin
The Workhouse Theatre
Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor
Actor
2014, Trigorin

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)