Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka and Art. Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new adaptation by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes and starring Lesley Sharp as Irina Arkadina. 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 throughout the play.
The Seagull Avis
"The Seagull soars high at the Lyric Hammersmith… It is shatteringly funny"
"Properly funny and properly gut-punching"
What's On Stage
"It’s a belter: chilling, impassioned, funny"
"One of the funniest Seagulls, but also one of the most heart-breaking"
"Enormous fun to watch… a smart and compelling update of one of the 19th century’s finest plays"