A site-specific, durational version of Chekhov’s The Seagull adapted to the Australian landscape.

The Seagull at Nyerimilang is a site-specific, durational version of Chekhov’s play, adapted for the Australian landscape by the Gippsland Lakes. This creative development explores human relationships and connection to the lake, wildlife and place in a fragile ecology.

The first stage of the project was over zoom during lockdown (with performers in three states). In November we will come together at Nyerimilang, on Gunai Kernai country, and explore how the play lives in that place. The project seeks to connect the play to that beautiful place, and the showing will include talks about Indigenous culture and history, the environment, water and wildlife.

This project continues the work of the site- specific Uncle Vanya project, performed in 5 regional venues, including at The Cedars, Hahndorf, as part of Adelaide Festival 2019.

“Unrushed to the point of feeling time-warped, this Chekhov has been “slow cooked” and the result is mouth-watering. Uncle Vanya at The Cedars is a magical, intense and extraordinarily special experience.” ★★★★★Limelight — Uncle Vanya at The Cedars

Adapted from Chekhov’s The Seagull

Directed by Bagryana Popov

With Marco Chiappi, Tom Considine, Natasha Herbert, Lulu Howes, Brian Lipson, Todd MacDonald, Nathan Milne, Carole Patullo, Frazer Shepherdson, Jessica Veitch

Produced by Myf Powell and Lara Week

Sound Design by Elissa Goodrich

Videography by Michael Carmody

Stage Manager Sarah Bianco

Image by Bagryana Popov

For any inquiries or bookings please email La Mama’s Outreach & Community Engagment Producer Myf Powell via myf@lamama.com.au