The Seagull

by Anton Chekov

directed by Ron Stannard

Performed at the

Nuffield Theatre


24th to 27th September 1969

Irena Arkadin (Mrs Treplev), an actress Jean Rowe
Constantin Treplev, her son John Carrington
Peter Sorin, her brother Tony Palmer
Nina Zarechny, daughter of a rich landowner Barbara Pollard
Ilya Shamrayev, Sorin's manager Ken Spencer
Polina, his wife Betty Riggs
Masha, his daughter Sonia Morris
Boris Trigorin, a writer James Smith
Eugene Dorn, a doctor John Mitchell
Simon Medvedenko, a schoolmaster Graham Buchanan
Jacob, a labourer Ray Green
A chef Mike Shailer
A housemaid Sandra Cook


For the Maskers:  
Technical Director Ron Tillyer
Lighting Geoffrey Callow
Stage Manager Rod Livesey
Assistant Stage Managers Ron Avery, Charles Hockley, Geoff Grandy
Wardrobe Liz Collings
Set Design Ron Stannard
Properties Ernie Pennells, Joy Steele
Sound Tony Miles
Photographs Courtney Hoskyn



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Barbara Pollard, John Carrington snr.
Barbara Pollard, Jim Smith
John Carrington (Snr)
Barbara Pollard, John Carrington (Snr)
Sonia Morris

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Established 1968

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