The Seagull

January 2016

By Anton Chekhov Chekhov’s masterpiece. Putin’s Russia. Directed by Cheyney Caddy Animations by Christie Widiarto Original Score by Jess Keeffe In a feat of radical surgery, Black Apple Theatre has reanimated the savage passions that pump through Chekhov’s classic riff on love and misanthropy to create a rebellious mash-up of theatre, animation and live music. Transplanted into the suburban badlands of Putin’s Russia, three teenage girls play a dangerous game, in defiance of their parents and the State. Bloody, irreverent, explosive; Black Apple’s Seagull is a very queer bird indeed. “stimulating, subversive” – The Age “a terrific adaptation of the script… an enjoyable and engaging version of a classic.” – Australian Stage “quite radical… carried with confidence, charm and wit.” – Stage Whispers CAST Eleanor Howlett Elliot Gee Caitlin George Tom Milton Sandy Morrison Rebecca Riggs Patrick Durnan Silva Honor Wolff MUSICIANS William Elm: Accordion Marty Banning: Percussion Jess Keefe: Cello CREATIVE TEAM Cheyney Caddy: Director Christie Widiarto: Animator Jess Keeffe: Composer, Musical Director Adam ‘Gus’ Powers: Scenic Designer Emilija Tanner: Costume Designer Nick Glen: Lighting Designer Peter Turley: Set Construction Cora McCormack: Assistant Director Nick Glen and Josh Bliss: Lighting Operators Marianne Kirvan: Hair and Makeup
The Australian

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