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:

Gavin Moore
Gavin Moore
Actor
2010, Trigorin
Ben Higgins
Ben Higgins
Actor
2010, Trigorin
Grange Court Theatre
Gabriel Freilich
2010, Trigorin
LAMDA
Michael Chase
2010, Trigorin
The Workhouse Theatre
Richard Thorn
2010, Trigorin
Grange Court Theatre
Noah James
Noah James
Actor
2009, Trigorin
Ricky Hutchinson
2009, Trigorin
Studio Theatre
Jeff Leslie
Jeff Leslie
Actor
2009, Trigorin
Michael John Griesen
2008, Trigorin
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle
George Xander
2008, Trigorin
Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Luke Moss
Luke Moss
Actor
2007, Trigorin
Corbett Theatre
Joe Hughes
Joe Hughes
Actor
2007, Trigorin
Capitol Theatre
JR May
JR May
Actor
2007, Trigorin
Darren Stoneham
2007, Trigorin
Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Rhys Alexander
2007, Trigorin
Grange Court Theatre
James Harrison
2006, Trigorin
LCTS
Guy Evans
Guy Evans
Actor
2005, Trigorin
The Lace Market Theatre
Peter Rae
Peter Rae
Actor
2005, Trigorin
Wesley Theobald
2005, Trigorin
Workhouse Theatre
Jason Denyer
Jason Denyer
Actor
2004, Trigorin
Rose Bruford

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)