1st Night Photos: Lily James & Matthew Kelly in Southwark Seagull

The Southwark Playhouse continues its final season in its London Bridge home with a starry reimagining of Chekhov’s The Seagull, which opened last night (12 November 2012, previews from 8 November).

Featuring rising star Lily James as Nina, alongside Matthew Kelly as Dr Dorn and Joseph Drake as Konstantin, Russell Bolam‘s production continues until 1 December.


The Seagull, part of Southwark Playhouse’s final season beneath the
arches of London Bridge Station, marks Russell Bolam’s second play in
the Main House this year following Philip Ridley’s Shivered.

Matthew Kelly‘s theatre credits including Of Mice and Men, for which he won the Olivier award for Best Actor, Educating Rita, Legally Blonde, Buried Child and Waiting for Godot.

Lily James was recently seen in Downton Abbey and as Desdemona in Daniel Evans‘ production of Othello
at the Crucible Sheffield; Joseph Drake was recently
nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award and longlisted for an Evening
Standard Best Newcomer Award.