Casting News: Full casting announced for Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Lyric Hammersmith

Full casting has been announced for Simon Stephens’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. Lloyd Cooney plays Jacob, Nicholas Gleaves plays Boris Trigorin, Lloyd Hutchinson plays Leo and Raphael Sowole plays Simeon. They join the previously announced Adelayo Adedayo, Michele Austin, Paul Higgins, Lesley Sharp, Cherrelle Skeete, Nicolas Tennant and Brian Vernel.

Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka. And Art.

Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new version by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes.

Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create Art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates this classic play.

Adelayo Adedayo, Michele Austin, Lloyd Cooney, Nicholas Gleaves, Paul Higgins, Lloyd Hutchinson, Brian Vernel, Nicolas Tennant, Raphael Sowole, Cherrelle Skeete join the previously announced Lesley Sharp as Irina Arcadian.

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