In partnership with Oldham Theatre Workshop.
Touring Spring 2014

Four Chekhov fanatics leap into action. Eager to emulate their favourite characters, their enthusiasm and innocence breathes new life into the lives of Arkadina, the self-obsessed, famous actress, her tormented son, Konstantin, and their lovers.
Chekhov's characters consistently create their own tragedy, rejecting love that is freely given and seeking it where it is withheld.
And there lurks the comedy, dark and bitter though it may be.
What starts as a game turns deadly serious.
Playing with tragedy has deadly consequences!

Arts Council funded.
SHIFTING SANDS has developed a reputation for finding fresh, playful re-workings of classic texts. THE SEAGULL follows on from Faustus, Romeo & Juliet and Great Expectations.

"A compelling production presented by hugely talented performers...a wonderfully inventive retelling of Dickens’ bittersweet tale. The audience were completely absorbed"
Total Theatre on Great Expectations

“provocative and quite devilishly funny”
Ipswich Evening Star on Faustus

"An adaptation of great innovation and uniqueness - very special indeed - inspirational.
Whoever you are, you would’ve loved it !”
Essex County Standard on Romeo&Juliet
TOUR DATES spring 2014

Feb 13th & 14th: Oldham University College
Feb 27 - The Met, Bury, Lancs
Feb 28th - Glasshouse College, Stourbridge
March 5th - Guildhall Theatre, Derby
March 10th - Rose Arts Centre, Edgehill University, Lancs
March 11th - Christ's Hospital, Fareham
March 19th - Mill, Banbury
March 20th - Stowe School, Bucks
March 27th - Fallibroome Academy Macclesfield
March 28th - Barbour Institute Tattenhall, Cheshire
March 29th - Bradwall Village Hall, Cheshire
April 29th - Norden Farm A/C, Maidenhead
April 30th - Uppingham School
May 1st - West End Centre, Aldershot
May 2nd - Borough Theatre, Abergavenny
May 3rd - Cuddington Village Hall, Cheshire
May 6th - Create Theatre, Mansfield
May 7th - Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
May 8th - Cranbrook School, Kent
May 9th - Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford