‘We could all be heroes’ promises new interpretation of Chekhov’s classic drama The Seagull, How To Save The World. To find out how, you’ll have to visit Studio 9294 later this month. Book your tickets now!
Devised by the show’s company, the play runs at the Hackney Wick venue from 29-31 July 2019.
How To Save The World is an epic theatre experience revolving around Keira, an idealistic yet troubled drama student who longs to establish herself as a professional playwright by winning the London Student Drama Festival. However, the lengths that she and her cast of closest friends must go to in order to achieve artistic excellence will irrevocably change how they see the world, and themselves.
Chekhov wrote The Seagull, the first of his major four plays, in the late 1800s. The Russian original follows the relationships and artistic differences between a quartet of characters; a storywriter, a rising star, a fading actress and her son, a playwright.
Recent London productions of Chekhov’s play include Simon Stephens‘ adaptation, which ran at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2017, David Hare‘s version, which ran at the National Theatre in 2016, and the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2015 production, adapted by Torben Betts.
This new reimagining is created by the cast under the directorship of Patrick Bayele, who trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School. His vision transforms the play into a multidisciplinary production, bringing design, music, choreography and cuttingly real characters together to build a hilarious and heartbreaking modern adaptation that promises to be a mosaic of real-life experiences and societal issues which illustrates the perils of our modern youth.
In addition to directing, Bayele also performs in How To Save The World, alongside a cast that also includes Archie Brown, Bea Oliver, Shavariya Padayachee, Alfie Noble, Maria Messias Mendes, Rosie Hodgson and James Garnham.
The play is produced by Bayele’s Pat on the Back Productions and Redgates Theatre, a Hackney Wick-based company providing opportunities for emerging creatives.
How To Save The World runs at Studio 9294, 92 Wallis Rd, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LN from 29 to 31 July 2019, with performances Monday to Wednesday at 7pm. Tickets are priced £10.99. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!