Writer Anya Reiss' unique 21st century modernisation of Anton Chekov's The Seagull opens in the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre on 29th June.
The play follows a successful actress as she visits her brother's isolated estate, throwing the frustrated residents' unfulfilled ambitions into sharp relief. Whilst the actress' son attempts to impress with a self-penned play, others dream of fame, love, and the ability to change their past.
The production runs until 10th September, and tickets can be purchased here.
Reviews for The Seagull:
"A brutally beautiful reimagining" - ★★★★★ The i
"A maverick show that […] proves how dangerous and daring a revival can be." - ★★★★ The Guardian
"[The] threadbare aesthetic [amplifies] the profundity and tenacity of Anya Reiss' feisty, contemporary translation" - ★★★★ What's On Stage
"Playwright Anya Reiss’s thoroughly 21st century update on the text bristles with spiky humour." - ★★★★ Evening Standard
"[Reiss'] spikey dialogue adds […] energy and humour to the [actors'] wilfully hushed delivery." - ★★★★ Time Out
"It is both unusual and laudable that a production like this can be seen on a West End stage." - ★★★★ Broadway World
"Though even with the everpresent “mourning,” there’s a surprising amount of laughter. Reiss’s telling hits the human spirit with great exactitude." - ★★★★ London Theatre
★★★★ The Express
★★★★ Theatre Weekly