Front Foot Theatre Opens Chekhov's THE SEAGULL Tonight

Front Foot Theatre Opens Chekhov's THE SEAGULL Tonight

Front Foot Theatre presents THE SEAGULL, written by Anton Chekhov and translated by Michael Frayn, from tonight, Dec 3-22 at White Bear Theatre.

Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. This is not a play about right or wrong; it is an honest portrayal of the agonies of love and art and the comic tragedies born of this struggle. In his seminal work, Chekhov lays bear the insecurities and blinding desires of a colourful cross section of Russian society which still evokes resonant parallels with today's wants and needs.

The play unfolds against the backdrop of a tranquil lake, a constant reminder of nature and simplicity, which serves to bring into stark contrast the chaos which ensues at a large manor house ensconced in the provinces of Russia circa 1890. We follow ten separate lives as they fight for love, artistic integrity, worth and happiness. Arkadina, a famous but now ageing actress dominates with a vanity born of success as her son, Konstantin, strives to gain his mother's love, to define himself as an artist and win the heart of Nina - a poor country girl with aspirations of becoming an actress for which she is prepared to sacrifice everything in her life. With the arrival of Trigorin, a famous writer, in the thrall of Arkadina, the true struggle begins as Nina falls madly in love with him - igniting jealousies and fears which ultimately lead us to tread the path of tragedy.

Front Foot Theatre's immersive production of The Seagull brings to life Chekhov's masterpiece in a refreshing and innovative new direction. Utilising the Meisner technique, director Sebastien Blanc's vision is to create a theatrical experience that lives moment to moment, free of all routine and which captures the true heart of human struggle.

Venue website: www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Company website: www.frontfoottheatre.com
Box office: 0844 8700 887, www.ticketsource.co.uk

Watch a promo for the show below!

Pictured: Trigorin (Michael Luke Walsh) and Arkadina (Louise Templeton). Photo Credit: Kim Hardy Photography.




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