Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Karen Vickery
Directed by Caitlin Baker
Presented by Chaika Theatre

A vivid and contemporary, site-specific translation and adaptation by Karen Vickery of Chekhov’s masterpiece. A country house near a lake is the scene in which love triangles, quarrels about the theatre, and egos erupt.

Aging celebrity actress, Irina, returns to the family property with her much younger lover, Boris – a famous writer. Their arrival creates a storm in which love is thwarted, egos threatened, and heated arguments about the theatre and literature erupt. The first of Chekhov’s masterpieces, Seagull is a bitter-sweet tragi-comedy in an idyllic setting.

Bring a picnic and a rug and enjoy this indoor-outdoor performance that makes full use of the historic site of ACT Hub. (In the case of threatening weather, the performance will take place indoors.)

* Please note – no performance on Friday 12 April.

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Read about Chaika’s namesake play, Seagull, and the wonderful things written about this new translation and adaptation by Karen Vickery.

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When: 10 April – 21 April 2024
Where: ACT Hub at Causeway Hall


Cast (in order of appearance):
Semyon Medvedenko  – Cameron Thomas (he/him)
Masha Shamrayev – Meaghan Stewart (she/her)
Pyotr Sorin – Neil McLeod (he/him)
Konstantin Treplyov – Joel Horwood (they/them)
Nina Zarechnaya – Natasha Vickery (she/her)
Polina Shamrayev – Amy Kowalczuk (she/her)
Dr Yevgeny Dorn – Michael Sparks (he/him)
Ilya Shamrayev – Arran McKenna (he/him)
Boris Trigorin – James McMahon (he/him)
Irina Arkadina – Karen Vickery (she/her)

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