The Seagull

National Theatre

by Anton Chekov
In a new version by Pam Gems


This National Theatre production opened at the Olivier Theatre on 7th July 1994 and ran in repertoire for the rest of the year.

Creative Team

Director – John Caird
Designer – John Gunter
Costumes – Fotini Dimou
Lighting – David Hersey
Music – Dominic Muldowney
Company Voice Work – Patsy Rodenburg

Staff Director – Fiona Laird
Production Manager – Annie Gosney
Stage Manager – Trish Montemuro
Deputy Stage Manager – Fiona Bardsley
Assistant Stage Managers – Valerie Fox, Andrew Speed
Sound – Paul Groothius
Assistant Voice Coach – Jeanette Nelson
Assistant to the Lighting Designer – Julian McCready
Assistant to the Production Manager – Scott Ramsey
Costume Supervisor – Fizz Jones
Assisted by – Lucy Roberts
Literal Translation – Helen Molchanoff
Production research – Alex Wilbraham

The Seagull



Arkadina - Judi Dench
Konstantin –Alan Cox
Sorin – Norman Rodway
Nina – Helen McCrory
Shamrayev – Robert Demeger
Polina – Anna Calder-Marshall
Masha – Rachel Power
Trigorin – Bill Nighy
Dorn – Edward Petherbridge
Medvedenko – John Hodgkinson
Yakov – Jimmy Gardner
A Cook – John Muirhead
A Maid – Penny Ryder

Servants on the Estate – Edward Clayton, Helen Franklin, David Holdaway,
                        Michael Shevelew, Derek Smee, Rebecca Thorn,
                        Christopher Wright



Clarinet/Flute – Melanie Bush

Piano – David Harrod

Drawings - Chris Riddell

Production Photographer - Richard Mildenhall

Poster Design - Mark Entwisle