April 2016 saw The Seagull Theatre Club present some work by Harold Pinter: these were MOUNTAIN LANGUAGE, PARTY TIME and ONE FOR THE ROAD. Each an independent story but intrinsically linked by a common theme. These were performed in promenade style, the round and traverse. December 2016 saw The Club present Agatha Christie’s THE UNEXPECTED GUEST. A real whodunit which kept audiences guessing right until the very end.
The Seagull Theatre Club opened 2012 with Shakespeare’s epic KING LEAR.
King Lear is widely regarded as Shakespeare’s most intense, profound and powerful tragedy. It raises enduring questions about human nature, human suffering, morality, religion and life’s significance. All these contend in a tempestuous drama which has become an enduring classic of the world’s literature.
The Seagull Theatre Club’s Abigail Watson direction of this dark and formidable tale pulled the audience in it’s bloody and tragic downward spiral of events. For King Lear the question is whether the wheel of fortune comes full circle.
Back in September 2011 The Seagull Theatre Club brought the patrons of Suffolk’s premier community theatre a collection of comedy shorts by Anton Chekhov. Directed by the very able Thom Bailey the cast pulled out all the stops in this frantic set of six of Chekhov’s best short plays; The Proposal, The Bear, The Dangers of Tobacco, The Festivities, A Reluctant Tragic Hero and The Wedding Reception.
The comedies were very well received by enthusiastic audiences over the three nights and a full review by Hugh Gatenby of The One Suffolk website can be found at: http://www.onesuffolk.net/home/previews-and-reviews/reviews/an-evening-of-chekov-comedy/
June 2011 and the Noel Coward classic Blithe Spirit with the Seagull Theatre Club’s Josh Pickering in his directorial début. When Charles and his wife Ruth invite the eccentric Madam Arcarti into their home to conduct a seance as research for Charles latest book, little do they expect that Charles’ ex-wife Elvira will make an appearance. Caught beween two nagging wives, Charles is going to need all his resourcefulness and tact to get by.
Witty, touching and hillairous, ‘Blithe Spirit’ was a warm-hearted look at marriage, life and the occult. Packed houses proved this was one show not to be missed.
Much Ado About Nothing was performed at the Seagull Theatre on Morton Road in Lowestoft by the Seagull theatre club in March 2011.
Directed by Richard Boakes we saw Hero and Claudio the young lovers, who are soon to wed, plan to match verbal sparring partners Benedick and Beatrice. Claudio is tricked by the Bastard Don John to reject Hero at the alter. This hilarious Shakespeare comedy had the audience in stitches with it’s witty banter, twists and turns.