THE SEAGULL

Siobhan Redmond and Paul Higgins head a cast of leading Scottish actors in this new production of Chekhov's classic drama. In part a tragic play about eternally unhappy people, Chekhov has always surprised his audiences by viewing it as a comedy, poking fun at human folly. All the characters are dissatisfied with their lives. Some desire love. Some yearn for success. Some crave artistic genius. But no one ever seems to attain happiness. When famous actress Irina Arkadina arrives to spend the summer on her brother Sorin's country estate, tempers inevitably get frayed.

Listen at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qbzpk

Adapted for radio by Stuart Paterson from the first ever English translation by George Calderon.

CAST
Arkadina……… Siobhan Redmond
Trigorin……… Paul Higgins
Konstantin …….. Robin Laing
Sorin…………. Sean Scanlan
Nina ………….. Ashley Smith
Shamrayev……… . Lewis Howden
Polina……….. Daniela Nardini
Masha ………….. Meg Fraser
Dorn…………. Finlay Welsh
Medvedenko ……….. Tom Freeman

Director – Dominic Hill.

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