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The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov

The Peter Hall Company


Old Vic, London, 28th April 1997


Irina Arkadina
Felicity Kendal
Konstantin
Dominic West
Sorin
Peter Blythe
Nina
Victoria Hamilton
Shamraev
Peter Gordon
Polina
Anna Carteret
Masha
Janine Duvitski
Trigorin
Michael Pennington
Dorn
David Yelland
Medvedenko
Greg Hicks
Yakov
Christopher Bianci
Cook
Olga Lowe
Maid
Lorna Cobbold
Director
Peter Hall
Designer
John Gunter

…Michael Pennington’s excellent Trigorin - not the usual smooth boulevardier but a man with floppy hair and a crumpled suit who is the self-loathing victim of his own literary obsessions.

-The Guardian

As Trigorin, Michael Pennington …memorably suggests both the character’s moral weakness and the way a writer compulsively feeds upon life, laying it to waste as he extracts its essence…

-Daily Telegraph


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