Stephens, a regular Olivier-award winner – (Punk Rock, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Carmen Disruption) – is not one for straight, flat story-telling, so we predict a Chekhov that plays on both the poetry of the script and its parallels with current debates over art's value.
Ageing but determined actress and mother Irina Arkadina will be played by Lesley Sharp (best known for her roles on-screen in Clocking Off and The Full Monty). Arkadina's relationships with son Konstantin and lover Trigorin are the basis of the play – intertwining Nina, Konstantin's love interest, in a love triangle involving Arkadina and Trigorin, arising from her feelings for the latter. In this way, the chaos of love is acted out. But what that means, its significance, is left for us to decide.
|What||The Seagull, Lyric Hammersmith|
Lyric Square, King St, W6 0QL | MAP
|Nearest tube||Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City line) (underground)|
03 Oct 17 – 04 Nov 17, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£15 - £40|
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