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:

Maisie Black
Maisie Black
Actor
2015, Arkardina
Emma Fisher
Emma Fisher
Actor
2014, Arkardina
Grange Court Theatre
Isabelle Farah
2011, Arkadina
Grange Court Theatre
Verity O'Gorman
2010, Arkardina
Francesca Secchi
2010, Arkadina
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Amy Gallagher
2010, Arkadina
Grange Court Theatre
Paula Masterton
2010, Arkadina
Anita Goundar
2010, Arkadina
Annarose Cattanach
2010, Arkardina
The Space Theatre
Lindsay Fraser
2009, Arkadina
east 15
Hayley Alice Metcalf
2009, Arkadina
Roehampton University
Jen Wiper
Jen Wiper
Actor
2009, Arkadina
Elisa Armstrong
2009, Arkadina
Vakhtangov Institute, Moscow
Imogen Banks
Imogen Banks
Actor
2009, Arkadina
Sarah Grove
Sarah Grove
Actor
2009, Arkadina
Studio 5
Natasha Ali
Natasha Ali
Actor
2008, Arkadina
Natalie Gardner
2007, Arkardina
Fiona Cuskelly
2007, Arkadina
Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Sarah Simpkins
2007, Arkadina
Victoria Beighton
2007, Arkadina
Mountview

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)