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The Corn Exchange and Dublin Theatre Festival, Ireland
The Seagull | Gaiety Theatre | Oct 5-16 2016


The Seagull by Anton Chekhov in a new translation by Michael West and Annie Ryan.

The teacher loves the housekeeper’s daughter, who loves the young artist, who loves the girl next door,  who loves the famous writer, who is the lover of the great actress - who had an affair with the doctor, who the housekeeper still loves after all these years.
 
In the first of his great masterpieces, Chekhov sets this parade of unrequited love on a summer estate where,  with a meticulous eye and unsentimental clarity, he expores the ridiculousness of our longing. Here, the young clash with the old, the artists with the civil servants, and the traditional with the shock of the new.
 
This new version by The Corn Exchange shows how deeply relevant, radically contemporary and exquisitely funny Chekhov remains. The Seagull is a wonderful celebration of love and art - a study of what we aspire to most and how easily we keep our happiness just out of reach.

Cast and Creative Team


  • Directed by Annie Ryan
  • Set Design: Paul O’Mahony
  • Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
  • Music and Sound Design: Tom Lane
  • Costume Design: Saileóg O’Halloran
  • Casting Director: Anne McNulty, CDG
  • Cast includes: Stephen Brennan, Derbhle Crotty, Imogen Doel, Anna Healy, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, Rory Keenan, Louis Lovett, Jane McGrath and Stephen Mullan

The Corn Exchange are funded through the Arts Council’s Annual Programming Grant funding programme.

Proudly Supported by The Doyle Collection.

 

Information and Tickets:


  • Venue: Gaiety Theatre
  • Preview: Oct 5, 7.30pm
  • Dates: Oct 6, 7 & Oct 11 – 14, 7.30pm; Oct 8 & 15, 2.30pm & 7.30pm;  Oct 9, 2.30pm;  Oct 16, 1.30pm & 6.30pm
  • Tickets: €15 – €45
  • Duration: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins. incl. interval.
Audio described performance: 15 Oct, 2.30pm.
A touch tour will also be available pre-show

 
Talking Theatre: Oct 8, post-show (7.30pm).
With Michael West, Annie Ryan and members of the company.

 

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