FIRST LOOK: The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith

The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith

We are pleased to bring you these great first look production images by Tristram Kenton of The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith. The production runs until 4 November 2017. Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new version by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Artistic Director 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. Adelayo Adedayo plays Nina, Michele Austin plays Pauline,  Lloyd Cooney plays Jacob, Nicholas Gleaves plays Boris Trigorin, Paul Higgins plays Hugo, Lloyd Hutchinson plays Leo, Lesley Sharp plays Irina, Cherrelle Skeete plays Marcia, Raphael Sowole plays Simeon, Nicolas Tennant plays Peter and Brian Vernel plays Konstantin. THE SEAGULL LYRIC HAMMERSMITH TICKETS

Casting Announced For The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith

The Seagull at Lyric Hammersmith

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 … Read more

CRITIC’S CHOICE: Top 10 New West End Plays 30 June 2015

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Barbican Theatre

What play should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Plays which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. To Kill A Mockingbird Timothy Sheader’s utterly astonishing, profoundly beautiful, and intensely gripping production of To Kill A Mockingbird, is now playing at the Barbican Theatre. It’s not practically perfect in every way – it is absolutely perfect in every way. In terms of glorious story-telling and superb ensemble acting rapturously telling a richly detailed and extraordinarily resonant – … Read more

Regent’s Park 2015 Season Announced

Pride and Prejudice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2013. Photo: David Jensen

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2015 season which will include Peter Pan, The Seagull, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and The Lord Of The Flies. The season commences with J. M. Barrie’s original stage play of Peter Pan from 15 May to 14 June. Rediscovering J. M. Barrie’s original play of Peter Pan, Artistic Director Timothy Sheader creates a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief with co-director Liam Steel following their work on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Chehov’s The Seagull plays from 19 June – 11 July. Directed by Matthew Dunster in a new adaptation by Torben Betts, The Seagull is seen as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century. As guests assemble at a country house for the staging of an avant-garde open air play, artistic temperaments ignite a more entertaining drama behind the scenes, with romantic jealousies, self-doubt … Read more

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