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Seagull, The

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About the Show Less...

Chekhov, in his first major play, stages a vital argument about the theatre which still resonates today. Read More >

The Seagull is one of the great plays about writing. It superbly captures the struggle for new forms, the frustrations and fulfilments of putting words on a page.

The Royal Court pioneered asking leading playwrights to work on classic plays, as Christopher Hampton famously did with Uncle Vanya. He returns now with a new version of this classic, directed by Ian Rickson, in his last production as Artistic Director of the theatre.

Kristin Scott Thomas has recently starred in Three Sisters and As You Desire Me in the West End. Her film credits include The English Patient, Gosford Park and The Horse Whisperer. Katherine Parkinson was recently in Other Hands at the Soho Theatre and The IT Crowd on Channel 4.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 18/01/2007

Opening Night: 25/01/2007

Closing Night: 17/03/2007

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Cast & Creative


Mackenzie Crook, Katherine Parkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Art Malik, Denise Black, Paul Jesson, Carey Mulligan, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Mary Rose, Pearce Quigley, Peter Wight


Director - Ian Rickson

Designer - Hildegard Bechtler

Author - Anton Chekhov, Translated by Christopher Hampton

About Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8AS

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