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3.3 (12) · Classic Drama

The Jamie Lloyd Company brings Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness to the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June for 11 weeks only

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“After its planned initial run was so rudely interrupted by Covid, Jamie Lloyd’s revival of Chekhov’s play about art, desire and destruction finally takes flight. After his Harold Pinter season and a sell out Cyrano starring James McAvoy, Lloyd very much feels like a director who can do no wrong. There is something unbridled about his work, which is rare to see in a West End that likes to play it safe. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will definitely be the draw for many, but there is plenty else to attract here. Anya Reiss’ spikily contemporary adaptation has already more than proved its worth, and there is a pedigree cast including Indira Varma, Daniel Monks and Robert Glenister.”
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Overview

This hotly-anticipated new West End take on Chekhov's early play stars an incredible central trio of actors. Emilia Clarke (aka the 'mother of dragons' in Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut as Nina. She'll star alongside Australian actor Daniel Monks, who'll play Konstantin after wowing critics in The Normal Heart and Teenage Dick, and Indira Varma (also Game of Thrones) as Arkadina. The cast also includes Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines) and Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat).

Following on from the return of their critically-acclaimed, five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, The Jamie Lloyd Company is bringing this new take on Chekhov’s The Seagull the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June for 11 weeks only. It's adapted by Anya Reiss, who's a seasoned interpreter of Chekhov, having already written adaptations of Three Sisters (2014) and Uncle Vanya (2014).

The Seagull is a story of love, loneliness and ambition that's both tragic and very funny. It follows Nina, a young woman who's desperate for fame and a way out, and Konstantin, a young aspiring playwright who writes a cryptic, strange work that results in laughter from professional actress Arkadina.

When The Seagull first premiered in 1896, it was unpopular with audiences, who hissed and booed. But since then, it's grown into its status as one of Chekhov's most popular plays, sitting alongside his other classics like Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya. It's also a play that responds particularly well to bold approaches from auteur directors, so the prospect of a new West End production from director Jamie Lloyd, known for radical reinterpretations of the classics, is a very exciting one indeed.


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The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. Please note latecomers will not be admitted. Should you choose to leave your seats once the performance begins, there will be no readmission into the auditorium.

Critic reviews

The action’s all in the detail in Jamie Lloyd’s spellbound Chekhov

· The Observer

Emilia Clarke shines in her West End debut

· London Theatre

Skilfully done

· Theatre Weekly

Emilia Clarke is irresistible in Jamie Lloyd’s ultra-stripped back take on Chekhov’s masterpiece

· Time Out

Radical, stripped-back, strangely gripping production

· The Guardian

Striking

· The Stage

Clarke is undeniably charismatic, but her presence is far from the only reason to grab a ticket

· Evening Standard

Phenomenal acting performances

· WhatsOnStage

An unusual and quietly powerful production

· Broadway World

Blessed with a standout cast that dominates the stage

· The Upcoming

Indira Varma is excellent

· The Independent

So spartan it’s distractingly ostentatious

· The Telegraph

Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones fame, turns in a perfectly fine performance

· The Times
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Date & time

Until 10 Sep
Wed 29 Jun - Sat 10 Sep 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Panton Street SW1Y 4DN London, UK · Get Directions

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