Jamie Lloyd’s production, postponed by the pandemic, will begin performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 29th June.
Casting has been announced for Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Chekhov’s play, heading to London this Summer for a limited season until the 10th September. Joining the previously announced Emilia Clarke as Nina, the cast will include: Tom Rhys Harries (Trigorin), Daniel Monks (Konstantin), Indira Varma (Arkadina) and Sophie Wu (Masha) are Jason Barnett (Shamrayev), Robert Glenister (Sorin), Mika Onyx Johnson (Medvedenko), Gerald Kyd (Dorn) and Sara Powell (Polina), with understudies Katie Buchholz, Tina Harris, Joseph Langdon and David Lee-Jones.
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.
it has also been announced that for certain Monday evening and Wednesday matinee performances there will be £15 seats available across the house exclusively for under 30s, key workers and those receiving government benefits. There will also be an additional 5,000 free tickets for those with limited access to the arts, distributed by the company’s outreach manager.
As well as being directed by Jamie Lloyd, the creative team behind the production includes: set and costume by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jackie Shemesh, sound and composition by George Dennis, casting direction by Stuart Burt, costume supervision by Anna Josephs, props supervision by Fahmida Bakht, associate direction by Jonathan Glew and associate design by Rachel Wingate.