The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov

(translation by Peter Stein)

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 11th-23rd August 2003

The two most perfect and aurally intelligible performances come from Michael Pennington as a tender, grave Dr Dorn and Charlotte Emmerson as a vulnerable, despairing Masha..

-The Financial Times

Michael Pennington once again proves himself a natural Chevovian with his wry Dr Dorn…

-The Daily Telegraph

Michael Pennington becomes a remarkably pivotal figure in his assured characterisation of Doctor Dorn…

-The Independent

….But the finest performance - also, the most comprehensive within recent English Chekhov-playing - is Michael Pennington’s Doctor. Stroking the words, giving a Chekhovian thought to all he says, commenting without intruding, it’s a masterly performance…