Inventive theatre company reinterprets Chekhov

The Seagull
The Seagull

Four fanatics, a lake and a dead seagull.

What starts out as a game turns deadly serious in what is billed as “a comical yet beautiful adaptation” of The Seagull By Anton Chekhov.

Theatre company Shifting Sands is performing The Seagull for one night only in The Ugland Auditorium, at Stowe School on Thursday, March 20.

Shifting Sands has a reputation for creating invigorating interpretations of classic texts and creating a clown’s-eye view of epic tales.

Artistic director Gerry Flanagan said: “I am delighted to be able to retell this classic.

“It’s one of my favourites.

“Being able to tour it to Stowe is very exciting.”

Anton Chekhov is considered one of the greatest writers of short stories, and The Seagull is ne of his major works.

This fresh adaptation gives a snapshot into the lives of four Chekhov characters – the famous actress, her son, and their lovers.

Join Shifting Sands as they retell this literary classic using comic and visual playfulness.The company says its enthusiasm and innocence will allow you to see Chekhov anew.

A company spokesman said: “All our work is based upon playfulness – theatre made playful, physical and visual for greater involvement, enjoyment and accessibility.

“You will laugh, you may even cry, as you are swept along in this stormy ‘life goes on’ saga.”

Tickets £10/£8 concessions from