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Young Chekhov: The Seagull

National Theatre Olivier

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The final chapter of the emphatically praised Chichester Festival Theatre transfer of the Young Chekhov trilogy, The Seagull is a classic text which channels both comedy and tragedy to mark the birth of the modern stage.

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The final chapter of the emphatically praised Chichester Festival Theatre transfer of the Young Chekhov trilogy, The Seagull is a classic text which channels both comedy and tragedy to mark the birth of the modern stage.

Playwright Konstantin hopes to unveil his masterpiece, a cutting-edge play to be performed in a makeshift by the lake on a summer’s day. It promises to revolutionise theatrical performance and change the lives of everyone involved – but for the artistic and romantic conflicts which arise as a result.

A masterly meditation on how the old take revenge on the young, this is one of Chekhov’s most famous plays, and closes the Young Chekhov trilogy following performances of Platonov and Ivanov. Together, the trilogy witnesses a unique opportunity to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice. Each play can be seen as a single performance over different days, or as a thrilling all-day theatrical experience; see the show page for more details.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/07/2016

Opening Night: 03/08/2016

Closing Night: 08/10/2016

Running time: 2hr30

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Emma Amos, Pip Carter, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Coy, Mark Donald, Peter Egan, Col Farrell, Joshua James, Beverley Klein, Adrian Lukis, Des McAleer, James McArdle, Mark Penfold, Luke Pierre, Nina Sosanya, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Sarah Twomey, David Verrey, Olivia Vinall, Jade Williams

Creative

Director - Jonathan Kent

Producer - Chichester Festival Theatre

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Movement Director - Paul Benzing

Set Designer - Tom Pye

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Author - Anton Chekhov

Music By - Jonathon Dove

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