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The Seagull

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).

Important Information

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.

Age Restrictions

12+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 30th May 2020.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

2.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

Thu

7.30pm
7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

7.30pm
2.30pm

Sun

-

What the press say

  • I adored it: a lively new version of a classic. This is a high-flying Seagull

    Evening Standard

  • Designed by Jon Bausor, it makes exquisite sense of this theatre’s sylvan setting

    The Times

  • A fresh. Free-flying new adaptation. This electric, blackly funny adaptation brings out both the venom and the anguish of hopeless longing in Chekhov’s original; an intelligently provocative production

    Time Out

  • Terrific. Matthew Dunster’s superbly acted revival achieves the near-impossible: it jolts its audience awake with its dream-like action. I’ve never quite heard laughter like it, indoors or out…ripples of amusement turning into cascades of merriment.

    Daily Telegraph

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Playhouse Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Whitehall) 3, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176

Night Buses Icon 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

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross Station

London Underground Icon Tube lines: District, Bakerloo, Northern, Circle Lines

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Embankment

Directions Icon Directions from Embankment :

(2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you will see the theatre.

Parking Icon Car park: Trafalgar (10mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Playhouse Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Playhouse Theatre Location

Northumberland AvenueLondonWC2N 5DE
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