by Anton Chekov and The Factory
‘as unforgettable and moving as any theatre I've seen’
- The Guardian
‘a never-to-be-repeated unique moment of magic’
- Time Out
‘not just verging on but actually accomplishing genius’
As The Factory bring nothing with them to help play The Seagull, including sets, costume or props, audience will be asked to lend some personal possessions for use in the show.
Alongside what one may already have about one's person, the company will be looking for: a romantic novel, a literary magazine, fishing gear, an addictive substance, breakfast, a game for six people, and a Seagull.
Witness The Factory create a detailed and dynamic, never to be heard again, improvised translation of Chekhov’s masterpiece.
The Factory tell their version of this great story in the words that arrive in their heads at each moment, relating the dialogue to what they are being thrown by each other and the environment they find themselves in at each performance.
The Seagull is performed without the use of any pre-planned blocking, staging or interpretive decisions, focusing instead on what spontaneity, the audience, and their imaginations bring to bear within each moment.
Director: Tim Carroll
Associate Directors: Louis Scheeder and Tamara Harvey
Producer: Liam Evans-Ford