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The Factory in London

publication date: Jan 15, 2010
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author/source: Anne Coates
The Seagull"The Factory tell their version of Chekhov's The Seagull in the words that arrive in their heads at each moment, relating the dialogue to what they are being thrown by each other and the environment they find themselves in."

Last Sunday we went to see The Seagull at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington (this week it's at The Nave in N1) and this is part of the fun of The Factory productions – they take place in different venues around London with a different cast and no two performances are ever the same! Improvisation is key to the productions so you really do take pot luck. We found some of the actors excellent and others less so!

However it really is worth going to see a production especially if you have teenagers who are studying drama or just love the theatre.

As The Factory brings nothing with them, including sets, costume or props, you may be asked to lend some of your personal possessions for use in the show.

Alongside what you may already have about your person the company will be looking for; a romantic novel, a literary magazine, fishing gear, an addictive substance, breakfast, a game for six people, and a seagull.

Tickets are £10 and the next production of The Seagull is on Sunday 17 January at 5pm.

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