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
Patrick Durnan Silva
William Elm: Accordion
Marty Banning: Percussion
Jess Keefe: Cello
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
Erin Johnson: www.room3.com.au