The Seagull

Thomas Kilroy's The Seagull (after Chekhov)
Directed by Garry Hynes

6-21 August 2021 Live at Coole Park

5-12 September 2021 On Demand as part of GIAF 2021

‘Garry Hynes might be a perfect director for Chekhov’- Irish Independent
‘a masterful revival’- Business Post
‘enthralling ... joyous theatre’- Sunday Independent
‘profoundly moving and thought-provoking’- The Observer

'That’s my home. It was my mother’s home, too. I know every inch of this countryside. I know all the secrets of the lake.'

Druid returns to Coole Park this August for a large-scale outdoor production of Thomas Kilroy's The Seagull (after Chekhov), directed by Garry Hynes.

Exclusively for Galway International Arts Festival 2021, Druid will film this production and present it online for audiences all over the world to enjoy on demand in September.

Kilroy sets Chekhov's play in a large country house in the West of Ireland which makes Coole Park in County Galway the perfect location for this new production.

Isobel Desmond (Eileen Walsh) and her son Constantine (Jack Gleeson) leave London to spend the summer at the family home in Ireland where they will battle artistic disappointments and unrequited love in this classic tragicomedy.

The cast also includes Druid Ensemble members Marie Mullen and Marty Rea, with Brian Doherty, Liam Heslin, Bosco Hogan, Bláithín MacGabhann, Agnes O’Casey, John Olohan, John McHugh, Mary McHugh and Peter Shine.

The Seagull on demand is a Druid at Home presentation.

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On Demand Tickets

Dates: 5 - 12 September

Early Bird tickets: €15
Standard tickets: €20
Household tickets: €30

With an on demand ticket, you can watch The Seagull online in your own time between Sunday 5 and Sunday 12 September, as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2021.


How to Watch On Demand

For full information on how to watch The Seagull on demand, please visit this page.

Captions and ISL On Demand

Captions and Irish Sign Language interpretation will be available for The Seagull on demand from Friday 10 September.

Show Programme

Download a complimentary copy of our 46-page show programme which accompanies this production of The Seagull.

The show programme features specially commissioned notes from playwright Thomas Kilroy, archivist Dr Barry Houlihan and designers Francis O'Connor and Clíodhna Hallissey.



  • Dr Hickey Brian Doherty
  • Constantine Jack Gleeson
  • James Liam Heslin
  • Peter Bosco Hogan
  • Mary Bláithín MacGabhann
  • Pauline Marie Mullen
  • Lily Agnes O’Casey
  • Cousin Gregory John Olohan
  • Mr Aston Marty Rea
  • Isobel Desmond Eileen Walsh
  • Cook John McHugh
  • Maid Mary McHugh
  • Jack Peter Shine


  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Set and Costume Design Francis O'Connor
  • Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
  • Sound Design Gregory Clarke
  • Music Conor Linehan
  • Hair & Make-Up Gráinne Coughlan
  • Associate Costume Designer Clíodhna Hallissey
  • Assistant Director Sarah Baxter

On Demand Creatives

  • Director of Photography Colm Hogan