The Seagull: Trudie Styler to star
The Culture Project have announced that Trudie Styler ("Moon") will lead the cast of their production of Thomas Kilroy's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Max Stafford Clark.
The Seagull will open at the Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 13 Oct 2013, following previews from 03 Oct 2013, and run through to 03 Nov 2013.
Thomas Kilroy's version of The Seagull is a reappraisal of Chekhov's comedy, a story of a distinguished actress and her passionate lonely son. Set in late 19th century Ireland during the time of the National Land League, a political movement advocating for poor tenant farmers, Kilroy unearths parallels to the shifts in Russian society that inform Chekhov's original.
In addition to Styler, who will play 'Irina Arkadina,' the cast will feature Rufus Collins, Alan Cox, Stella Feehily, Slate Holmgren, Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Ryan David O'Byrne, Amanda Quaid, Tim Ruddy and Kenneth Ryan.
The creative team features scenic design by Peter Hartwell, with costume design by Ilona Somogyi and lighting by William Hansen.
Thomas Kilroy is an Irish playwright with 13 stage plays to his credit, most of which have premiered at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin. He co-founded (with Brian Friel, Stephen Rea and Tom Paulin) the touring theatre company Field Day. His plays include 'The Death and Resurrection of Mr. Roche,' 'The Shape of Metal' and 'The O'Neill' and his adaptations in addition to The Seagull include Ibsen's 'Ghosts' and Pirandello's 'Six Characters in Search of an Author.' His 1971 novel, "The Big Chapel," was short-listed for the Booker Prize and was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize.