Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss’ unique modernisation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, with direction by Jamie Lloyd.
‘We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?’
A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside where dreams are in tatters, hopes dashed, hearts broken and there is nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.
Following on from their critically acclaimed, five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, the Jamie Lloyd Company’s second show in the Playhouse Season sees Anya Reiss propel Chekhov’s tale of ambition, love, loneliness and fame into the 21st century.
The cast is completed by Danny Ashok (as Medvedenko), Robert Glenister (as Sorin), Tom Rhys Harrie (as Trigorin), Daniel Monks (as Konstantin), Tamzin Outhwaite (as Polina), Patrick Robinson (as Dorn), Seun Shote (as Shamrayev), Indira Varma (as Arkadina) and Sophie Wu (as Masha).
Please note latecomers will not be admitted. Should you choose to leave your seats once the performance begins, there will be no readmission into the auditorium.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 30th May 2020.
Show times for each day are below.
I adored it: a lively new version of a classic. This is a high-flying Seagull
Designed by Jon Bausor, it makes exquisite sense of this theatreâs sylvan setting
A fresh. Free-flying new adaptation. This electric, blackly funny adaptation brings out both the venom and the anguish of hopeless longing in Chekhovâs original; an intelligently provocative production
Terrific. Matthew Dunsterâs superbly acted revival achieves the near-impossible: it jolts its audience awake with its dream-like action. Iâve never quite heard laughter like it, indoors or outâ¦ripples of amusement turning into cascades of merriment.
Bus routes: (Whitehall) 3, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
Night buses: (Whitehall) 12, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N18, N20, N44, N52, N91, N97, N109, N136, N381; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N47, N87, N89, N155, N343, N550, N551
Nearest rail: Charing Cross Station
Tube lines: District, Bakerloo, Northern, Circle Lines
Nearest tube: Embankment
Directions from Embankment :
(2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you will see the theatre.
Car park: Trafalgar (10mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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