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:

Norma Butikofer
2012, Masha
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Amy Simpson
Amy Simpson
Actor
2011, Masha
Barons Court Theatre
Sarah-Jane Scott
2010, Masha
The Space
Fanni Compton
2010, Masha
Kate Wyler
Kate Wyler
Actor
2010, Masha
The Actor Works
Amanda Morgan
2010, Masha
Bristol Old Vic
Helen Darbyshire
2010, Masha
York Theatre Royal
Susan Moisan
Susan Moisan
Actor
2009, Masha
Josephine Arden
2009, Masha
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Katie Richmond
2008, Masha
Sheridan Studios
Carli De'La Hughes
2007, Masha
The Bute Theatre
Alison Poole
Alison Poole
Actor
2007, Masha
The Corbett Theatre
Libby Northedge
2007, Masha
Studio Space
Clare Cummins
2007, Masha
LCTS
Anya Vinci
Anya Vinci
Actor
2007, Masha
Mountview
Elena Procopiu
2007, Masha
Grange Court Theatre
Sarah Langton
2007, Masha
Grange Court Theatre
Rachael Cooksey
2006, Masha
Julie Gilby
Julie Gilby
Actor
2006, Masha
Marina Margarita
2006, Masha
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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)