A roller coaster re-imagining of Anton Chekhov’s much-loved comic masterpiece.
The Seagull and Other Birds is centred around a concise new version of The Seagull integrated with a number of specially commissioned works. Through the wormhole of the new work, Chekhov’s characters find themselves in extraordinarily different contexts: classic plays, TV shows, YouTube and stuff they’ve just made up.
The result is playful and uncompromising – expect lots of talk about art, some action, and tons of love.
Creators of The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane and Everyone Is King Lear In His Own Home, Pan Pan Theatre continue to explore and document wholly original ways to experience and experiment with theatre.
Director: Gavin Quinn
Cast: Andrew Bennett, Una McKevitt, Gina Moxley, Samantha Pearl, Daniel Reardon, Dick Walsh
Design: Aedín Cosgrove
Costumes: Grace O’Hara
Assistant Director: Zoe Ní Riordáin
“Magnificently stimulating and thought-provoking theatre in an equally devastating setting. Not to be missed.” Sunday Independent
Co-production: Dublin Theatre Festival and Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen. Project co-produced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
Contains strong language and material of an adult nature.
Duration: 90 mins approx (no interval).