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Cast: Library Theatre's The Seagull at Lowry, 21 Feb

The Library Theatre casts its final production under its current name - before re-branding as Home

The Library Theatre is set to stage Anya Reiss's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull as the final production under the Library Theatre Company name.

The Seagull
© Library Theatre Company

Casting is now complete and Graeme Hawley, familiar to TV viewers as Coronation Street serial-killer Jon Stape, but who is also known to local theatre-goers from appearances in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Rock 'n' Roll, is Trigorin, the idealistic writer who has designs on budding actress Nina, played by Sophie Robinson. Robinson appeared in the Library's production of The Heretic at The Lowry last autumn.

Trigorin's lover, Arkadina, is played by Susie Trayling and Arkadina's son, Konstantin, is played by Ben Allen, who has a number of appearances for Edward Hall's Propeller company to his name.

Peter MacQueen returns to the Library stage for the first time since appearing as Fagin in Oliver Twist in Christmas 2005 to play landowner Sorin; Christopher Wright, recently seem on stage at The Lowry in Wanted! Robin Hood, plays the estate doctor, Dorn; David Crellin, most recently seen the site-specific production of Charles Dickens' Hard Times, is Shamrayev, the estate manager.

The play also features Meriel Scholfield, who recently appeared in the BBC hit TV series Last Tango to Halifax. Chris Honer directs The Seagull and it runs at the Lowry from 21 Feb – 8 Mar 2014.

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