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RELEASE DATE: 21 June 2023
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other. Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac (World Theatre in Sofia 2021), Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End.Nomination for Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Directing (Jamie Lloyd) and for Best Actress (Indira Varma)In English with Bulgarian subtitle.The screening is a mutual initiative with Homo Ludens Foundation and is supported by National Culture Fund, programme Annual Grant 2022.World Theatre in Sofia Platform is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality for 2023.
ORIGINAL TITLE: NT Live: The Seagull
CAST: Emilia Clarke, Tom Rhys Harries, Daniel Monks, Sophie Wu, Indira Varma, Jason Barnett, Robert Glenister, Mika Onyx Johnson, Gerald Kyd, Sara Powell, Katie Buchholtz, Tina Harris, Joseph Langdon, David Lee-Jones
DIRECTOR: Jamie Lloyd
MOVIE RATING: TBC