Seagulls

Russian misery has never been this much fun!

A young girl has lived all her life by a lake. Like a seagull, she loves the lake, and she’s happy and free. But a man comes along and wrecks her life for want of anything better to do.

Five lost souls climb walls and swing on ropes, fall in and out of love, dance to a sensational soundtrack, play games, get wet and fight duels. An impossibly sad, unreasonably funny and ludicrously inventive version of a temperamental Russian classic.

Seagulls appeared at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, in our independent pop-up venue The Leith Volcano, a disused church, where it sold out for the three-week run. It was part of the British Council Showcase and the Wales in Edinburgh portfolio. It has previously appeared in Scenofest at World Stage Design 2017 in Taipei (supported by Wales Arts International) and at Volcano's home venue (a former freezer store) in Swansea, South Wales. It is available for UK and international touring and can be adapted to a wide variety of unconventional spaces.

Contact Paul Davies with any proposals or enquiries.

Seagulls

Seagulls at the Leith Volcano - Trailer on Vimeo

Audience comments: 

"Well, that was a trip in every sense, & one worth making. Fab venue, & such invention & energy. Senses in recovery."
@joannaridout

by is as Fringey as you can get. And I mean that in the best possible breathtakingly brilliant way. Loved it.

Just saw the Fringe-iest Fringe Show in the whole of the Festival Fringe

"@VolcanoUK It's rare to live in London and feel like you are missing out on seeing theatre but The Seagull at Bunker sounds amazing”
@1HarrisonRose 

"Go see ‪#Seagulls ‪@VolcanoUK. I'm in creative awe after watching last nights performance. Beautiful, bold and brave." 
@little_llew 

"Back from ‪@VolcanoUK's Seagulls. Bold. Audacious. Riveting. Explosive. Exuberant. Watch if you can. Great theatre."
@ZGoodacre 

"#Seagulls‪ by @VolcanoUK - Best. Duel. Ever. 'tis how I shall now settle all arguments. GREAT version of a play I've always hated before!" 
@Hunymwadu

Based on The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Directed by PAUL DAVIES
Original Design CAMILLA CLARKE
Movement Director CATHERINE BENNETT
Lighting Design BEN STIMPSON
Set Construction EIFION PORTER
Costume ZEPUR AGOPYAN

Cast
GETHIN ALDERMAN
CHRISTOPHER ELSON
NEAL McWILLIAMS
ELIN PHILLIPS
MAIRI PHILLIPS
(Original cast featured JOANNA SIMPKINS)

Age suitability guidance: 14+ (contains some swearing and nudity).

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