17 June-5 Aug 2006. Juliet Stevenson stars as melodramatic actress Arkadina in Martin Crimps adaptation of Chekhovs play The Seagull at the Lyttelton Theatre. Created by the team that staged the National Theatres acclaimed production of the Three Sisters in 2003, The Seagull evokes the poetry of everyday life through the characters handling of adversity and disappointment. Trepliev, the amateur playwright, is played by Ben Whishaw, and Hattie Morahan is Nina, the object of his unrequited love, who identifies herself with the seagull of the title. Katie Mitchell directs. Admission Previews 25-10, Evening performances 37.50-10. Previews 17 & 19-23 June at 19.30 & 24 June at 14.15. Performances Mon-Sat at 19.30. Matinees 29 June; 8, 12, 20, 22, 25 July; 2 & 5 Aug at 14.15.
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