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:

Valentina Tonini
Valentina Tonini
Stage Manager
2016, Stage Manager
Caminito Theatre
Fatima Pita
Fatima Pita
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Stage manager
The London theatre
Sarah Wardle
Sarah Wardle
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Stage Manager
The Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford College
Rhys Mills
Rhys Mills
Technician
2015, Stage Manager
The LAMDA Linbury Studio & The Old Laundry Theatre - Bowness-on-Windermere
Heather Bellingham
Heather Bellingham
Stage Manager
2014, Stage Manager
Berkeley Street Theatre
Josephine Rossen
Josephine Rossen
Deputy Stage Manager
2013, Stage Manager
The White Bear Theatre
Ella Bolton
Ella Bolton
Stage Manager
2012, Stage Manager
Southwark Playhouse
Richard Stiles
Richard Stiles
Technician
2011, Stage Manager
Anthony Hollins
Anthony Hollins
Technical Stage Manager
2008, Stage Manager
Chelsea Theatre

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)