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:

Jaimie Henderson
2014, Nina
Kate Nichols
Kate Nichols
Actor
2011, Nina
Vakhtangov Institute - Moscow, Russia
Francesca Wilding
2010, Nina
Grange Court Theatre
Dervla Toal
Dervla Toal
Actor
2010, Nina
Kailee Susan Gilchrist
2010, Nina
Storrow
Charmian Carver-Hill
2009, Nina
The Workhouse Theatre
Hannah Rose
Hannah Rose
Actor
2009, Nina
Amanda Morgan
2009, Nina
The Hampstead Theatre
Hatty Jones
Hatty Jones
Actor
2009, Nina
Mira Ormala
Mira Ormala
Actor
2009, Nina
Siobhan Schofield
2008, Nina
Ashlea Kaye
Ashlea Kaye
Actor
2008, Nina
Grange Court Theatre
Lou Marie Kerr
2008, Nina
Ireland
Rebecca Travers
2007, Nina
The Riverfont Theatre
Mary Emmot
Mary Emmot
Actor
2007, Nina
The Lion and UnicornTheatre
Anna Kauppila
2007, Nina
dtm
Sarah Leigh
Sarah Leigh
Actor
2007, Nina
Sydnee Howard
2006, Nina
Charlyne Francis
2006, Nina
Claire Walmsley
2006, Nina

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)