“Only love brings happiness into this earth, the poetical love of youth, sweeping away the sorrows of the world.” 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 and the ruthless pursuit of happiness confusing lives, loves and literature.
Adapted by Torben Betts and directed by Matthew Dunster and featuring Janie Dee, THE SEAGULL was the first of Chekhov’s great works and is celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century.
Huffington Post: “It’s a masterpiece. It has guts and soul”
The Standard: “The Seagull is a robust new production that seizes classic text by the scruff of it’s neck” http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/the-seagull-theatre-review-robust-new-production-seizes-classic-text-by-the-scruff-of-its-neck-10347489.html