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A scene from The Seagull by Chekov and The Corn Exchange. Photo Credit: Sean and Yvette Photography

Dublin Theatre Festival: The Seagull (audio described performance)

15 Oct 2016 (Past)

Gaiety Theatre

The teacher loves the housekeeper’s daughter, who loves the young artist, who loves the girl next door, who loves the famous writer, who is the lover of the great actress — who had an affair with the doctor, who the housekeeper still loves after all these years.

In the first of his great masterpieces, Chekhov sets this parade of unrequited love on a summer estate where, with a meticulous eye and unsentimental clarity, he exposes the ridiculousness of our longing. Here, the young clash with the old, the artists with the civil servants, and the traditional with the shock of the new.

This new version by Michael West and Annie Ryan, The Corn Exchange shows how deeply relevant, radically contemporary and exquisitely funny Chekhov remains. The Seagull is a wonderful celebration of love and art – a study of what we aspire to most and how easily we keep our happiness just out of reach.

Audio described performance:
15th October, 2.30pm. A touch tour will also be available pre-show.

Cast and Creative Team:
Directed by Annie Ryan
Set Design: Paul O’Mahony
Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
Music and Sound Design: Tom Lane
Costume Design: Saileóg O’Halloran
Casting Director: Anne McNulty, CDG
Cast includes: Derbhle Crotty and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman.

Listen: Programme Notes for the audio described performance of The Seagull

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and Rory Keenan onstage in the Seagull. Photo credit Ros Kavanagh

A touch tour will be available pre-show on 15th October

Rory Keenan as Trigorin & Derbhle Crotty as Arkadina in The Seagull.


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