We are hosting a special post show panel discussion after The Seagull at Richmond Theatre on Wednesday 29th May.
The panel will be hosted by Dan Rebellato (Academic and Playwright) and will feature Blanche McIntyre, John Donnelly and Cynthia Marsh (Emeritus Professor of Russian Drama and Literature, University of Nottingham).
The panel event is free but ticketed. Please book when purchasing tickets from the Box Office Online, by phone 0844 871 7651 or in person.
We are hosting an exclusive supporters' night on Monday 17th June for Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Lyndsey Turner at the Almeida Theatre.
The evening includes an onstage pre-show talk from a member of the production’s creative team and informal drinks in the theatre foyer after the performance.
To join us at this event, and receive many other benefits, join our membership for just £15 a year. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A photograph is not an opinion,” mused Susan Sontag. “Or is it?”
It may be a mission. Exemplary practitioners like Robert Capa, Philip Jones Griffiths, Don McCullin, James Nachtwey and Gilles Peress are documentarists who refuse to be confined by that description. They are witnesses. But they are not neutral. They have a point of view – they are against forgetting. “What sustains me is the overall value in communicating,” says Nachtwey.
'an extraordinary take on Chekhov’s play'
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'McIntyre’s production for once lives up to the cliché about making a classic seem new – it is not simply dressed in this season’s threads.'
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Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.
Priority Booking now open for Headlong Members.
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John Elkington discusses the character of Ilya and his relationship to the other characters in Chekhov's The Seagull.
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him - and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye.
Get a glimpse of what's happening in the Chimerica rehearsal room.
A play about unrequited love - a story about how we create stories - and one of the greatest plays of the modern era.
A vase by Ixion Painter showing Medea killing one of her sons, approx. 330 BC (Louvre, Paris)
The tragedies that survive from ancient Greece prove to be inexhaustibly renewable sources of creative energy. And Euripides’ Medea is quite possibly the most high-voltage, the most influential of all.
Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.
Explore Laura Hopkin's portfolio of design ideas for The Seagull.
Week Three’s rehearsal diary should start with a brief panegyric to director Lyndsey Turner, the wizardess who is pulling together the million elements that make up Chimerica. There are a hundred moving parts (and with the rehearsal set built in the rehearsal room this week, there are literally moving parts; but I will refrain from spoilers). Twelve superb actors are playing more than thirty idiosyncratic characters, and each needs to be wigged, dressed, panted, shod, coached in accents, taught a new language, and choreographed into ugly fights and surreal movement.
Bust of Aristotle. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Lysippos from 330 BC. National Museum of Rome. Photo: Giovanni Dall'Orto
What do we mean when we say that something is tragic or a tragedy?
Blanche McIntyre gives Judi Herman a director's-eye-view of The Seagull.
Psychiatrist Dr. Gareth Smith shares his experience of treating mental illness with the cast and creative team of The Effect.
When Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull premiered on 17 October 1896 in St. Petersburg at the Alexandrinsky Theatre, it was a complete failure both in the audience’s, the critics’ and Chekhov’s own opinion. How then did a play initially booed by its audience become, as Konstantin Rudnitsky argues, ‘one of the greatest events in the history of Russian theatre and one of the greatest new developments in the history of world drama’?
Photo: Laihiuyeung Ryanne.
Find out more about the reasons for and the major events that took place during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.