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:

Stephen Mawson
2019, sorin
Yasir Senna
Yasir Senna
Actor
2018, Sorin
Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1TT
Monty Lloyd
Monty Lloyd
Actor
2018, Sorin
Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Sebastian Atienza
2018, Sorin
IAB Theatre
Richard Holliday
2017, Sorin
Putney Arts Theatre
Marek Hollands
2016, Sorin
Pack and Carriage
Basil Massy
Basil Massy
Actor
2016, Sorin
Mayfield Girls School
Tim Larkfield
2015, Sorin
The Workhouse Theatre
Liam Murray Scott
2014, Sorin
Miguel Angel Gobbo Diaz
2013, Sorin
Rome
Stephen Christos
2013, Sorin
White Bear Theatre
Michael Eriera
2013, Sorin
Barons Court Theatre
Cameron Thomas
2013, Sorin
John Irvine
John Irvine
Actor
2013, Sorin
Theatro Technis
Errol Clayton
2012, Sorin
Pushkin House
Paul Giddings
2012, Sorin
Mountview
Paul Valentine
2012, Sorin
Grange Court Theatre
Owen Lindsay
Owen Lindsay
Actor
2011, Sorin
Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow, Russia
Ben Kernow
Ben Kernow
Actor
2011, Sorin
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Actor
2011, Sorin
Grange Court Theatre

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)