Emilia Clarke to star in The Seagull at London's Playhouse Theatre, tickets on sale today

The Seagull

Game of Thrones star makes stage return in all-new Chekhov adaptation

It has been confirmed that Emilia Clarke will star in a new production of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull in 2020. The show will run at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End for a limited season from Wed 11 Mar–Sat 30 May 2020. Tickets for the shows go on sale today at 12pm via ATG Tickets. Those who have a ATG Theatre Card membership can purchase tickets from 10am.

Following on from their critically-acclaimed, five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, the Jamie Lloyd Company's second show in the Playhouse Season sees Anya Reiss propel Chekhov's tale of ambition, love, loneliness and fame into the 21st century.

The Seagull was first produced in 1896 and has been adapted for the screen and stage numerous times since conception. Jamie Lloyd (Macbeth, Betrayal, The Homecoming, Richard III) will direct the production with Game of Thrones and Last Christmas star Emilia Clarke.

The Seagull, the first of Anton Chekhov's great works, is considered one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century. The story follows four main characters Irina, Boris, Trepleve and Nina and explores the transcendence and destructiveness of love.

The Seagull runs at the Playhouse Theatre from Wed 11 Mar–Sat 30 May 2020. Tickets for all shows go on say at 12pm on Fri 20 Dec. Those who have a ATG Theatre Card membership can purchase tickets from 10am.

The Seagull

Chekhov's celebrated masterpiece is brought to life in this dynamic new version by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens, directed by Sean Holmes and starring Lesley Sharp as Irina Arkadina.