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The Seagull

The Seagull (2019) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Anton Chekhov. The production was performed at The Torshov Theatre.

Hanne Tømta directed it.

Laila Goody played the role of Irina Arkadina. She won The Hedda Award 2020 in the best supporting actress category for the role.

John Emil Jørgensrud played the role of Konstantin.

Hanne Skille Reitan played the role of Nina.

Trond Espen Seim played the role of Trigorin.


(Objekt ID 94305)
Object type Production
Premiere August 30, 2019
Produced by The National Theatre, The Torshov Theatre
Based on The Seagull by Anton Tsjekhov
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period August 30, 2019  

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Laila Goody:

"A supporting role is a significant part of most theatre production. It is about co-acting and to contribute to the quality of the performance. The nominated within the female category have most different roles, but whichever time perspective and age, they share some traits: They are all searching, they are vulnerable, and they are driven by their erotic forces. They stumble between the old phenomena 'sense and sensibility'and cynicism, with a dose of egotism mixed in.

The winner shines in expressing her role's vanity, aggression, and battle to be loved, physically or artistically - she would best like both. She stands forward as the diva she plays in the performance of juicy, tender lines, but also in the unsaid, through her looks. There is plenty of spite and lusciousness in this woman, a timeless character from the late 1800es."


The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.07.20, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2020

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.09.2020, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2020

The National Theatre, www.nationaltheatret.no, 03.10.19, https://forest.nationaltheatret.no/Productions/EventSeries/0c41dac9-320f-4afc-bb3f-9ee644c70c7e?event_id=5725663e-7d8a-429b-9dc1-2acea8ae3b60

Performance dates
August 30, 2019Torshovteatret - Hovedsalen Opening night