Booking to 10 September 2022
Emilia Clarke stars in a modern adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss’ modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, with direction by Jamie Lloyd. Starring alongside Clarke will be Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).
Following on from their critically-acclaimed, five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, the Jamie Lloyd Company’s second show in his new Season sees Anya Reiss propel Chekhov’s tale of ambition, love, loneliness and fame into the 21st century.
The Seagull is booking from 29 June 2022 until 10 September 2022 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
What is The Seagull about?
‘We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?’
A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside where dreams are in tatters, hopes dashed, hearts broken and there is nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.
Who is in the London cast of The Seagull?
The cast will feature Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Nina, Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines) as Trigorin, Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart) as Konstantin, Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Present Laughter) as Arakdina, Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) as Masha, Jason Barnett as Shamrayev, Robert Glenister as Sorin, Mika Onyx Johnson as Medvedenko, Gerald Kyd as Dorn and Sara Powell as Polina, with understudies Katie Buchholz, Tina Harris, Joseph Langdon and David Lee-Jones.
Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull is adapted by Anya Reiss with direction by Jamie Lloyd and design by Soutra Gilmour. Lighting design is by Jackie Shemesh, composition and sound design by George Dennis, projection design by Duncan McLean, associate direction by Jonathan Glew, casting direction by Stuart Burt, costume supervision by Anna Josephs and props supervision by Fahmida Bakht.
Reviews of The Seagull★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Emilia Clarke is dazzling in this brilliant reimagining” iNews
★ ★ ★ ★ “This is not Chekhov as we know it, nor theatre as we know it” - Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ "Clarke is undeniably charismatic..Indira Varma is mesmerising" - Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ "Nuanced, quietly radical" - The Stage
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationHarold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453