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The Seagull

Anton Chekhov

In a version by
Benjamin Shostakowski**

10 Jun – 18 Jun 2022
75 minutes, no interval

About the show

In this live cinema remake of Chekhov's masterpiece of theatre about the theatre, the love lives of four artists intertwine and unravel as cameras document their intimate interactions. In the middle, Konstantin has a vision for the future of theatre – it needs new forms, or it should cease to exist altogether.

Directed by Benjamin Schostakowski (Metamorphosis) in a partnership with AFTRS, The Seagull is a moving examination of the artist in life and in love.


In order of appearance

Harry Stacey


Olivia Inwood


Jackson Jones


Harlee Timms

Tamara Foglia


Arun Clarke


Isobel Ferguson


Alyssa Peters
Luke Hill-Smith

Creative Team

Benjamin Shostakowski**

Assistant Director/s
Nicholas Bradshaw (MFA)
Jessica Ramsey (MFA)

Set/Props Designer
Lachlan Odgers

Costume Designer
Meg Anderson

Lighting Designer
Eleanor Weller-Brown

Sound Designer
Cameron Russell

Video Designer
Bella Thompson

Cinematography Consultants
Alex Shingles
Anna McGirr
Jesse Phillips  
Kevin Nguyen
Samuel Bader
Tommy Thoms

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
Jordan Jeckells

Deputy Stage Manager
Bernadett Lorincz

Assistant Stage Manager
Arwen Davidson
Sherydan Simson

Construction Manager
Lynsey Brown**

Costume Supervisor
Tamsyn Balogh Caristo

Properties Supervisor
Luca Kovacs

Head Electrician
Jordan Magnus-McCarthy

Scenic Construction Assistants
Gareth Sole
Hamish Guinn
Jack McNiven
Nathan Locheyer

Costume Maker
Oliver Hall

Costume Assistant
Giulia Zanardo

Properties Maker
Ally Vyner

Props Assistant/s
Georgia Raczkowski
Alexander Mills

Assistant Set/Props Designer
Geita Goarin

Assistant Costume Designer
Edison Heartly

Mic Technician
Adetokunbo (TK) Abioye

Floor LX/Camera Operator
Jemima Owen 
Sithu Jason Aung

Technical Assistants
Claire Edmonds-Wilson
Kirsten Drake
Yasmin Breeze
Samuel Scott
Topaz Marlay-Cole

This production contains themes of depression and suicide, haze/ smoke effects. Parental guidance is advised.

* Guest
** Staff
*** Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance