Star of Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke is to make her West End debut in The Seagull.
Anya Reiss’ version of Anton Chekhov famous play will run at Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June – 10 September 2022.
The Seagull will be directed by Jamie Lloyd having previously been scheduled to run in 2020 before the pandemic took hold.
Clarke, known for her screen roles including Game of Thrones, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Last Christmas, will take on the role of Nina.
She said previously: “I am over the moon to be playing Nina in Jamie Lloyd’s interpretation of The Seagull. I’ve long been a fan of the singular vision he brings to each of his masterful productions and the way he approaches classical texts.
“We are so lucky to be working with Anya’s brilliant adaptation, as she brings a light touch of modernity to this beautifully crafted play. I cannot wait to get stuck in with these two visionaries.”
Also on the cast are Tom Rhys Harries (Trigorin), Daniel Monks (Konstantin), Indira Varma (Arkadina) and Sophie Wu (Masha), with Katie Buchholz, Tina Harris and Joseph Langdon. Further cast to be announced.
The full creative team includes design by Soutra Gilmour; lighting design by Jackie Shemesh; sound and composition by George Dennis; casting by Stuart Burt CDG; costume supervision by Anna Josephs; props supervision by Fahmida Bakht; associate direction by Jonathan Glew and associate design by Rachel Wingate.
The Seagull will be on sale to ATG Theatre Card Members on Monday 10 January at 10AM, and those signed up for priority booking at 12PM; general booking opens Wednesday 12 January at 10AM.
The Seagull follows a group of characters who are united in their desire to find happiness.
A synopsis for the play reads:
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 where dreams are in tatters, hopes dashed, hearts broken and there is nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.