Jamie Lloyd’s quietly compelling production of The Seagull features a cast at the top of their game, but Anya Reiss’ adaptation is a little slow to get going.
The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced its next West End residency, this time at the Harold Pinter Theatre, where James McAvoy will reprise his Cyrano de Bergerac and, at last, Emilia Clarke will have her Covid-postponed West End debut in The Seagull.
Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a version by Frank McGuinness, are both now officially postponed until further notice.
Three Sisters at the National Theatre, Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter and The Seagull at the Playhouse Theatre have all taken very different approaches to reworking Chekhov, bringing fresh insight and relevance to a writer whose plays have often felt rather dry.
Joining the previously announced Emilia Clarke to complete the cast of Jamie Lloyd Company’s The Seagull are Danny Ashok, Robert Glenister, Tom Rhys Harries, Daniel Monks, Tamzin Outhwaite, Patrick Robinson, Seun Shote, Indira Varma and Sophie Wu.
Here’s our guide to some of the familiar faces that you can expect to see on stage this year…
The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced that Emilia Clarke is to make her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, completing the new season at the Playhouse Theatre.
Winners of The Stage Awards 2019 have been announced at the Bridge Theatre, London. The Bush Theatre was named London Theatre of the Year, Regional Theatre of the Year was won by Nottingham Playhouse and The Barn Theatre, Cirencester won Fringe Theatre of the Year.