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.

Good To Know

Saturday 28 October 2:30pm - Open Captioned

Saturday 28 October 7:30pm - Audio Described

Additional Details & FAQ

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

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+

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.

Critic Reviews

4.3(4 reviews)
  • LondonTheatre.co.uk

    Oct 13, 2017

    Devastatingly bold in both its hilarity and its heartbreak

  • The Guardian

    Oct 13, 2017

    Lesley Sharp is monstrously funny in Chekhov's heartbreaker

  • What's On Stage

    Oct 13, 2017

    Both properly funny and properly gut-punching

  • Broadway World

    Oct 13, 2017

    Chekhov's gorgeous masterpiece is given a dynamic reinvention


3.2(10 reviews)
  • Caroline

    Nov 1, 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

    Oct 25, 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

    Oct 24, 2017

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

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