WINTER IS COMING: Emilia Clarke made her West End debut in a production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Playhouse Theater in London. Reviews have yet to come out, but we do have images from opening night, which looks like it was a big success!
Clarke plays Nina, a young woman desperate to become an actress so she can escape an isolated life in the Russian countryside. She gets her shot courtesy of Konstantin (Daniel Monks), a young playwright and the son of a famous actor, played by fellow Game of Thrones veteran Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand). Another major character is the middlebrow writer Boris Trigorin (Tom Rhys Harries). The subtext-rich play explores the romantic and artistic relationships between these characters and is considered one of Chekhov’s major works. It’s legit stuff.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Clarke and company can’t have fun with it. Below, they chat about what it’s like working with director Jamie Lloyd:
Unfortunately due to the COVID19 pandemic, the play has been postponed. I will post once it resumes! Here are some photos from her first performance and also from rehearsal.
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