The Seagull

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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.

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

First broadcast in January 2010.

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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.

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.

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.

Siobhan Redmond and Paul Higgins star in a new production of Chekhov's classic drama.

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By: Anton Chekhov

Starring: Anna Massey/Alan Rickman/Dominic Guard/Fiona Victory.