The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced the full cast for Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Joining the previously announced Emilia Clarke (Nina) to complete the cast are Danny Ashok (Medvedenko), Robert Glenister (Sorin), Tom Rhys Harries (Trigorin), Daniel Monks (Konstantin), Tamzin Outhwaite (Polina), Patrick Robinson (Dorn), Seun Shote (Shamrayev), Indira Varma (Arkadina) and Sophie Wu (Masha). The production opens at London’s Playhouse Theatre on 19 March 2020, with previews from 11 March, and runs until 30 May.
The Seagull is the second production in the Playhouse season, in association with British Airways, which opened last year with the critically-acclaimed production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, in a new version by Martin Crimp and starring James McAvoy – running until 29 February 2020; and closes with Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a version by Frank McGuinness with Jessica Chastain, which opens on 18 June, with previews from 10 June and runs until 5 September 2020.
As part of its continued commitment to audience development, the Jamie Lloyd Company is offering 15,000 free tickets to first time theatre-goers and 15,000 £15 tickets for under 30s, key workers and those receiving job seeker’s allowance and other government benefits across the season.
The Seagull is directed by Jamie Lloyd with design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jackie Shemesh, composition and sound design by George Dennis and projection design by Duncan McLean. Casting director is Stuart Burt CDG, costume supervisor is Anna Josephs, props supervisor is Fahmida Bakht, associate director is Jonathan Glew and associate designer is Rachel Wingate.
Danny Ashok plays Medvedenko. His theatre credits include Alys, Always (Bridge Theatre), Guards at the Taj, Zaida and Aadam (Bush Theatre), Disgraced (Bush Theatre/Lyceum Theatre, Broadway), The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court Theatre), The Royal Duchess Superstore (The Broadway Theatre), Small Fish Big Cheese (Unicorn Theatre), Henry IV (Theatre Royal Bath) and Blood and Gifts (National Theatre).
Emilia Clarke plays Nina. Her theatre credits include Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Cort Theatre, New York). Her television credits include as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
Robert Glenister plays Sorin. His theatre credits for the company include Moonlight/Night School (Pinter at the Pinter, Harold Pinter Theatre). Other theatre credits include Alys Always (Bridge Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross (Playhouse Theatre), Great Britain, Never So Good, Blue Remembered Hills (National Theatre), Noises Off (The Old Vic/Novello Theatre), The Late Middle Classes (Donmar Warehouse), Hedda Gabler (Theatre Royal Bath), The Winterling (Royal Court Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Royal Exchange Theatre), Measure for Measure, The Tempest, The Spanish Tragedy, Little Eyolf (RSC), According to Hoyle (Hampstead Theatre), Hamlet (Sheffield Theatres) and Tango at the End of Winter (Piccadilly Theatre).
Tom Rhys Harries plays Trigorin. His theatre credits include Tumulus (VAULT Festival), The Pitchfork Disney (Shoreditch Town Hall), Dedication (Nuffield Southampton Theatres), Creditors (Young Vic), Four Play (The Old Vic), Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), The History Boys (Sheffield Theatres) and Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Daniel Monks plays Konstantin. His theatre credits include Teenage Dick (Donmar Warehouse), Lord of the Flies (Sydney Theatre Company) and The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man (Malthouse Theatre, Sydney – for which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award and Green Room Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play). For film, he wrote, produced, edited and starred in Pulse.
Tamzin Outhwaite plays Polina. Her theatre credits include Stepping Out (Theatre Royal Bath/Vaudeville Theatre), How the Other Half Loves (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Di & Viv & Rose (Hampstead Theatre/Vaudeville Theatre), Breeders (St James Theatre), Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory/Theatre Royal Haymarket), Boeing Boeing (Comedy Theatre), Breathing Corpses, Flesh Wound (Royal Court Theatre), Oliver! (London Palladium), Grease (UK tour/Dominion Theatre), Carousel (National Theatre) and Radio Times (Birmingham Rep/The Queen’s Theatre). Her television credits include as series regular Melanie Owen in EastEnders.
Patrick Robinson plays Dorn. His theatre credits include Macbeth (National Theatre/UK tour), Baskerville (Liverpool Everyman Theatre), King Lear, Merchant of Venice (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Rover, King John (RSC), Shawshank Redemption (UK tour), Waiting for Godot (West Yorkshire Playhouse), War Horse (New London Theatre), Rough Crossings (Headlong), Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/Novello Theatre), Gem of the Ocean (Tricycle Theatre), Macbeth (international tour), Festen (Almeida Theatre/Lyric Theatre), Guantanamo (Tricycle Theatre/Ambassadors Theatre), Mappa Mundi (National Theatre), and Dangerous Corner (Garrick Theatre).
Seun Shote plays Shamrayev. His theatre credits for the company include Cyrano de Bergerac (Playhouse Theatre). Other theatre credits include The Princess and The Hustler, Egusi Soup, Our Country’s Good, Mother Courage and Her Children (UK tours), Pitchfork Disney (Shoreditch Town Hall), Bob, Routes (Royal Court Theatre), Hearing Things (Albany Theatre), City of God, (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Play Mas (Orange Tree Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors, Death and the Kings Horseman (National Theatre), 12th Night (Nottingham Playhouse), Salome (Headlong Theatre), Sizwe Bansi is Dead (New Vic Theatre/Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Fortune Club (Tricycle Theatre/Leicester Haymarket) and Off Camera (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Indira Varma plays Arkadina. Her theatre credits for the company include The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios). Other theatre credits include The Treatment, Five Gold Rings (Almeida Theatre), Man and Superman, Ivanov, Remembrance of Things Past, Othello (National Theatre), Tiger County (Hampstead Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Dance of Death (Donmar Trafalgar), Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse/Wyndham’s Theatre), The Vortex, Privates on Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Ingredient X, The Vertical Hour, The Country (Royal Court Theatre), Hysteria (Theatre Royal Bath), The Skin of Our Teeth (Young Vic), Celebration (Almeida Theatre/Lincoln Centre/Harold Pinter Theatre). Her television credits include as series regular Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones and as Zoe Luther in Luther.
Sophie Wu plays Masha. Her theatre credits include Vassa (Almeida Theatre), Sketching (Wilton’s Music Hall), Shopping and F**king (Hammersmith Apollo), The Callous Corruption of Wesley McBunion (Paines Plough), Punk Rock (Royal Exchange Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith), The Wood Orchid (Bush Theatre,) and The Table (National Theatre).