Ian McKellen & Trudie Styler to Lead Gala Reading of THE SEAGULL at St. James Theatre, 1 June

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Ian McKellen & Trudie Styler to Lead Gala Reading of THE SEAGULL at St. James Theatre, 1 June

Out of Joint will host a special reading of Thomas Kilroy's The Seagull, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, at London's St. James Theatre on Sunday 1 June. Casting includes Sir Ian McKellen as Peter and Trudie Styler, who reprises her acclaimed Broadway performance as Isobel. They are joined by Stella Feehily as Pauline and Lloyd Hutchinson as Cousin Gregory.

Further casting to be announced.

Tickets also include a drinks reception, and proceeds from the event will help fund the work of Out of Joint, the UK's leading touring theatre company for new writing.

Set in late 19th County Galway, Thomas Kilroy's extraordinary version of Checkhov's The Seagull was commissioned and directed by Max Stafford-Clark at the Royal Court in 1981 and was revived in New York last year.

The Gala Reading is the culmination of a season of readings of Out of Joint's work at the St. James Theatre, which accompany This May Hurt A Bit by Stella Feehily, the much praised play about the NHS, which will run from Wednesday 14 May.

Tickets now on sale.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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