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:

Kieran Iyer
Kieran Iyer
Actor
2019, Konstantin
The Cockpit Theatre
Sebastian Calver
2018, Konstantin
Joan Littlewood Studio
Ralph Maystone
2018, Konstantin
Rebecca Barnsley
2018, Konstantin
Dominic Chambers
2018, Konstantin
Tower Theatre
Joshua Griffin
2017, Konstantin
Royal Central school of speech and drama
Jack Forsyth-Noble
2016, Konstantin
Grange Court Theatre
David Hopper
David Hopper
Actor
2016, Konstantin
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Ben Ayers
Ben Ayers
Actor
2016, Konstantin
Kieran Slade
Kieran Slade
Actor
2016, Konstantin
Grange Court Theatre
Ryan Lane
Ryan Lane
Actor
2016, Konstantin
Alex Stevens
Alex Stevens
Actor
2016, Konstantin
The Pack and Carriage
Ben Ayers
Ben Ayers
Voice Over: English
2016, Konstantin
Harry Rundle
Harry Rundle
Actor
2016, Konstantin
Rose Bruford College
Kymarni Appleton
2016, Konstantin
The BRIT School
Anton Thompson-McCormick
2015, Konstantin
Tom Dangerfield
2015, Konstantin
Chesil Theatre
Jamie Seymour-Knights
2015, Konstantin
Joe Male
Joe Male
Actor
2015, Konstantin
James Tobin
James Tobin
Actor
2015, Konstantin

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)