In this new adaptation by celebrated Australian playwright Hilary Bell, Black Swan presents simply one of the greatest plays of the modern era – Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Heath Ledger Theatre for a limited season from 9 August.
Glittering with style, talent and passion, the lives of unforgettable characters, including the famous novelist Trigorin, the celebrated actress Arkadina, her son Konstantin and the young Nina, unfold in Chekhov’s work of genius.
The Seagull is about the stories we craft out of our dreams and disappointments, about love in all its guises and about artists who behave just like everyone else – only a little bit more so!
Tender and humorous, this play is for anyone touched by love, or anyone who harbours a secret passion for Who magazine. A passionate, delightful, infuriating diva brings her entourage home to the family estate, and nothing will ever be the same again.
“This production celebrates WA’s community that knows so well the joys and perils of welcoming home friends and family from foreign climes, says Black Swan Artistic Director, Kate Cherry.
“Will they delight us with their adventures or carelessly wreak havoc? The brilliant Greta Scacchi brings to life Chekhov’s fascinating actress, Arkadina, while her beautiful daughter Leila George lights up our stage as Nina.”
Director: Kate Cherry Cast: Adam Booth, Rebecca Davis, Leila George, Michael Loney, Andrew McFarlane, Luke McMahon, Greg McNeill, Sarah McNeill, Ben Mortley, Greta Scacchi Set & Costume Designer: Fiona Bruce Lighting Designer: Jon Buswell Sound Designer: Ash Gibson Greig Movement Director: Chrissie Parrott Assistant Director: Jeffrey Jay Fowler
Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, 174 William Street, Perth
Season: 9 – 31 August 2014
Bookings: 1300 795 012 or online at: www.ticketek.com.au
For more information, visit: www.bsstc.com.au for details.
Image: Greta Scacchi as Irina Arkadina in The Seagull – photo by Carolyn Cowan