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Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka and Art.

Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new adaptation by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes and starring Lesley Sharp as Irina Arkadina.

Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create Art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates throughout the play.

The Seagull critic reviews

4 reviews
Devastatingly bold in both its hilarity and its heartbreak
13 Oct 2017
Lesley Sharp is monstrously funny in Chekhov's heartbreaker
13 Oct 2017
Both properly funny and properly gut-punching
13 Oct 2017
Chekhov's gorgeous masterpiece is given a dynamic reinvention
13 Oct 2017

The Seagull reviews

10 reviews
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1 Nov 2017

This was a massive modern adaptation and really it was best left alone. For me it just didn’t work. A servant in a track suit informing the rest of the cast in various blingy costumes that the horses were unavailable to take them to town is an example. It didn’t make sense. The audience were inane they belly laughed at every hammed up mannerism. Annoying. I left after the first Act so there may have been an improvement.

anne baines
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25 Oct 2017

It has taken a full 24 h for me to write any form of review on the Seagull as i was so taken aback, i needed time to process my emotions and perceptions. My husband walked out at the interval, he did not get it... I did, although I was not expecting this kind of play or setting at all but it worked and it gripped me for over 125 minutes.... The cast is cleverly put together and all the actors are strong in their roles. Lesley Sharp is ace in hers and keeps the show on its toes. I won't say more as i think people need to go and experience it for themselves

Paul Elliott
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24 Oct 2017

A most fantastic adaptation. Throughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.

Roger Levy
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18 Oct 2017

Compared to The Seagull in the NT's Chekov trilogy, I liked this one more. Terrific performances in a lucid production of what is a challenging work.

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18 Oct 2017

Rather disappointing. I couldn't engage with the characters, although there are some fine performances. It's patchy


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No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

Good To Know

Saturday 28 October 2:30pm - Open Captioned

Saturday 28 October 7:30pm - Audio Described

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email after booking to present to the box office on arrival.

Suitable For Children

Recommended for ages 14+

When Can I Go

Wed 11 October – Sat 04 November 2017

Evening performances 7.30pm 

Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (from 14 October)

Wednesday Matinees at 1.30pm (from 18 October) 

No performances on Sundays

Where Do I Go

Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, London, W6 0QL

The Lyric Hammersmith is a 20-minute tube ride from Central London and easily accessible by car and by bus. It is a two-minute walk from the tube and bus stations. The entrance to the Lyric, opposite the fountains on Lyric Square, is ground level with lift access inside to all floors.