Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is to make her West End debut in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of The Seagull.
The production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, runs at the Playhouse Theatre from March 11 to May 30, with press night on March 19.
This is the final show announced as part of a season of productions directed by Lloyd at the Playhouse, which opened this month with Cyrano de Bergerac. The season concludes with Jessica Chastain in A Doll’s House.
Clarke said: “I am over the moon to be playing Nina in Jamie Lloyd’s interpretation of The Seagull.
“I’ve long been a fan of the singular vision he brings to each of his masterful productions and the way he approaches classical texts.
“We are so lucky to be working with Anya’s brilliant adaptation, as she brings a light touch of modernity to this beautifully crafted play. I cannot wait to get stuck in with these two visionaries.”
Reiss added, “It’s a cliché, but the classics really do age and change with you, so I’m thrilled to get another chance to work on The Seagull. I’m even more excited to work with Jamie and Emilia.”
The production has design by Soutra Gilmore, with further cast and creative team to be announced.