The Seagull is Anton Chekhov’s first masterpiece and one in which his own experiences are brought into play, underpinning the text with a subtle yet complex humanity. David Hare – whose version was produced on the West End in 2016 – calls The Seagull “a perfect play”. It is a comedy of frustrated lives, of lost opportunities and the clash between generations in which each character must face their own aspirations and disappointments.
Such is the appeal of The Seagull that established playwrights are continually producing new versions for performance throughout the world. This continued interest has meant that the comedy, suppressed by traditionally playing Chekhov with intense poetic naturalism, is being rediscovered. The NWTC will follow this route, taking a fresh approach to this classic play in order to bring it to life with modern sensibility while maintaining its timeless character and allowing the brilliant dialogues to sparkle.
New World Theatre Club will be in RESI-THEATER from 16.02. - 27.02.2019
Director John Brigg Assistant Director Gav Guilfoyle Cast Julien Farlin, Gav Guilfoyle, Daniel Halici, Aymeric d’Hérouël, Janine Horsburgh, Gilbert Johnston, Juliet Ostretsova, Ann Overstall, Jan Thoemel, Anabela Veloso, Artemios Vogiatzis, Clare Williams Created at Mierscher Kulturhaus