Tickets for the much-anticipated reprisal of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, The Seagull, starring Emilia Clarke, are now finally on sale. Previews are due to begin on June 29th at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with an opening night on July 7th, and performances due to run until September 10th.
The Seagull will see Emilia Clarke reprise the role of Nina after making her West End debut in the production back in 2020, however just a week into its run, performances of The Seagull were cancelled along with the rest of the productions in the West End due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent national lockdown. Emilia Clarke has previously starred on stage across the pond on Broadway in Breakfast at Tiffany’s but is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the hugely popular TV series 'Game of Thrones.'
Casting for The Seagull includes Indira Varma as Arkadina, Tom Rhys Harries as Trigorin, Sophie Wu as Masha, Daniel Monks as Konstantin, Joseph Langdon, Katie Buchholz, and Tina Harris. Full casting for The Seagull will be announced in due course.
The plot of The Seagull focuses on two actors and two writers who are all caught up in both professional as well as personal conflicts. The play was originally written and performed in Russian by Anton Chekhov, but this latest production will be a 21st-century adaptation in English by Anya Reiss.
The Seagull will be directed by Jamie Lloyd who will also direct a new production of Cyrano de Bergerac starring James McAvoy at the same venue later in 2022. The scenic design for The Seagull is by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Jackie Shemesh, sound design and composition by George Dennis, and costume supervision by Anna Josephs.
Performances of The Seagull will begin at the Harold Pinter Theatre on June 29th.