The Lyric Hammersmith has announced casting for Simon Stephen’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s highly renowned play The Seagull which will be directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes.
The cast of The Seagull will include Adelayo Adedayo (Cuttin’ It, Dead Wait) plays Nina, Michele Austin (Medea, The Chain Play) plays Pauline, Paul Higgins (Luise Miller, Hope) plays Hugo Dorn, Cherrelle Skeete (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Three Days In The Country) plays Marcia, Nicolas Tennant (Three Kingdoms, Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time) plays Peter Sorin and Brian Vernel (Barbarians, Future Conditional) plays Konstantin, join the previously announced Lesley Sharp (Mother Courage and her Children, Uncle Vanya) who plays Irina Arkadina.
Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka. And Art.
Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new version by Olivier- award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes.
Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create Art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates this classic play.
The Seagull will be presented at the Lyric Hammersmith from 3 October – 4 November 2017.