Chekov's The Seagull

London F28

On 4th October Year 13 Drama and Theatre Studies students went to see a production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. The students are studying the play and found the National Theatre's interpretation to be visually stunning. The set design design was incredible; a real lake and stream were used to depict the necessary realistic style which Chekhov intended. The play merged elements of romantic and naturalistic theatre to create a dazzling effect. The students were inspired by the play in terms of staging and design. Prior to the tragic, climactic ending depicting Konstantin's suicide, the atmosphere was palpable. It was fantastic for the students to see this classic play interpreted in such a unique way. 

Lucy Bellingham