Seagull flies in for production at Derby Theatre

The Seagull
The Seagull

A production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull is to be staged at Derby Theatre next month as part of a collaboration with one of the UK’s leasding touring companies.

The play can be seen at the theatre from June 11-22 and is being presented in association with Headlong, led by the multi award-winning artistic director, Rupert Goold, and The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.

The Seagull, considered to be of one of Chekhov’s four major plays, was written in 1895 and a high profile production of it featured in one of Derby Playhouse’s (Derby Theatre’s former name) first-ever seasons back in June 1976, which starred Derbyshire’s own Sir Alan Bates. The production went on to play at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End.

A play of unrequited love, The Seagull is a story about how we create stories – and one of the greatest plays of the era. Chekhov explores emotion, creativity and romantic conflict with the clarity of a doctor and the heart of a poet.

Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre’s artistic director said: “I’m delighted that we will be working with Headlong on this new interpretation of a classic. “

For ticket details, you can call the box office on 01332 593939.