by Shifting Sands
Friday 28th February at 7.30pm
Tickets £8 Concession £6
A refreshing, clown-theatre adaptation of Chekhov’s tragicomedy, rich in unrequited love, jealousy, betrayal and vanity. Hilarious, with a strong emotional punch.
Four Chekhov fanatics leap into action.Eager to emulate their favourite characters, their enthusiasm and innocence breathes new life into the lives of Arkadina, the self-obsessed, famous actress, her tormented son, Konstantin, and their lovers.
Chekhov’s characters consistently create their own tragedy,rejecting love that is freely given and seeking it where it is withheld. And there lurks the comedy, dark and bitter though it may be.
What starts as a game turns deadly serious.
Playing with tragedy has deadly consequences!
SHIFTING SANDS has developed a reputation for invigorating interpretations of classic texts. Following Faustus, Romeo&Julie and Great Expectations we now bring you THE SEAGULL, refreshing and playing with Chekhov’s ingredients – this is no parody or spoof – yet remaining faithful to the themes of the original.
“A compelling production presented by hugely talented performers…a wonderfully inventive retelling of Dickens’ bittersweet tale. The audience were completely absorbed”
Total Theatre on Great Expectations
“provocative and quite devilishly funny”
Ipswich Evening Star on Faustus
“An adaptation of great innovation and uniqueness – very special indeed – inspirational. Whoever you are, you would’ve loved it!”
Essex County Standard on Romeo&Juliet