"We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?"
A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside where dreams are in tatters, hopes dashed, hearts broken and there is nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.
Following on from their critically-acclaimed, five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, the Jamie Lloyd Company’s second show in the Playhouse Season sees Anya Reiss propel Chekhov’s tale of ambition, love, loneliness and fame into the 21st century.
Supported by British Airways, The Jamie Lloyd Company will also be deepening its commitment to making theatre more accessible across their season at the Playhouse - offering 15,000 free tickets to first time theatre-goers (privately invited through a designated outreach programme) and 15,000 tickets at £15 for key workers, under 30s, and those receiving job seeker’s allowance or other government benefits.
These tickets can only be booked via this special link - www.atgtickets.com/seagull15 - and the first dates will be released on Monday 24th February at 12pm. Click the link for FAQ's and more information.
The Playhouse Theatre, originally known as the Royal Avenue Theatre, opened in 1882. The Theatre closed for refurbishment in 1905 and reopened under its current name in 1907. The venue staged the premier of Shaw’s Arms and the Man and has hosted WS Gilbert, Gladys Cooper, The Almeida Theatre Company, The Peter Hall Company and Janet McTeer.