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:

Chris Constantine
2011, Konstantin
The Rondo Theatre, Bath
Eddie Usher
Eddie Usher
Actor
2010, Konstantin
Grange Court Theatre
Andrew Leishman
2010, Konstantin
Grange Court Theatre
Philip Nightingale
2010, Konstantin
Ben Thornton
Ben Thornton
Actor
2009, Konstantin
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Denholm Spurr
2009, Konstantin
Northcott Theatre
Anthony Shin
Anthony Shin
Actor
2009, Konstantin
Grange Court Theatre
Chris Riddlestone
2009, Konstantin
Damian Cooper
2008, Konstantin
Grange Court Theatre
Alex Head
Alex Head
Actor
2008, Konstantin
Cecil Sharp House
Stephen Spencer
2007, Konstantin
East 15 Acting School
Vimal Korpal
Vimal Korpal
Actor
2007, Konstantin
Patricia Yardley Suite
Brett John
Brett John
Actor
2007, Konstantin
Ben Jewell
Ben Jewell
Actor
2007, Konstantin
People's Theatre
Rhys Lawton
Rhys Lawton
Actor
2007, Konstantin
The Corbett Theatre
Michael Ellis
2006, Konstantin
Ross Hatt
Ross Hatt
Actor
2006, Konstantin
James French
James French
Actor
2006, Konstantin
Tabard Theatre
Miles Mlambo
Miles Mlambo
Actor
2005, Konstantin
Arts Ed Studio
Gary Beardsmore
2005, 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)