Arcola Theatre and Runaway Theatre present
By Anton Chekhov In a new version by Charlotte Pyke, John Kerr and Joseph Blatchley
9 June – 16 July 2011 7.30pm (mat 2.30pm) Arcola Theatre and Runaway Theatre present
Seagull By Anton Chekhov In a new version by Charlotte Pyke, John Kerr and Joseph Blatchley Director Joseph Blatchley Designer Dora Schweitzer Lighting Designer Neill Brinkworth Cast Leon Davies Gabriel Hunter Geraldine James Yolanda Kettle Will Knightley Gabrielle Lloyd Roger Lloyd Pack Jodie McNee Al Weaver Paul Westwood Matt Wilkinson
In 19th Century rural Russia, an anxious young writer prepares the first performance of his new play for the two women in his life. The consequences are devastating, with everybody in love with the wrong person, and death hovering close by. Through both comedy and tragedy, Seagull explores lives that are precariously balanced between love and indifference, success and failure, hope and despair. This is classic Chekhov with the original censor’s cuts restored.
Tickets £17 (£11 concessions) Matinees June: 18, 25; July: 2, 9, 16 TEN10 first 10 performances £10 (not available online) June: 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 (mat and eve), 20 Pay What You Can Tuesdays Box Office www.arcolatheatre.com 020 7503 1646
Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street Dalston, London E8 3DL