The production will play as part of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s year long season at the Playhouse Theatre.

(c)Charlie Gray.

It has been announced that Emilia Clarke will make her West End stage debut in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull as part of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s year long season at the Playhouse Theatre.

The production will open for previews from the 11th March and will play until the 30th May.

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.

This production will follow on from the company’s current production of Cyrano de Bergerac, which continues to play at the Playhouse Theatre until the 29th February.

Talking about the news Emilia Clarke said: “ 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.”

As well as being directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will feature designs by Soutra Gilmour. Further casting and creative team will be announced soon.

Anya Reiss said: “It’s a cliché, but the classics really do age and change with you, so I’m thrilled to get another chance to work on The Seagull. I’m even more excited to work with Jamie and Emilia.”

The Seagull will play at the Playhouse Theatre from the 11th March until the 30th May.