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Laura Linney

Laura Leggett Linney is an American actress of film, television, and theatre. She is most well known for her performances in films such as The Truman Show, Mystic River and Kinsey, among others. She also played the lead role of Cathy Jamison in the Showtime series The Big C, which completed its fourth and final season in May 2013.
During her career she has received three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Additionally she has been the recipient of three Academy Award nominations and three Tony Award nominations.

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Laura Linney is currently involved with

The Seagull - Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplyov

20:15, Fri 11th June 2021 - Tue 15th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
17:15, Fri 18th June 2021 - Tue 22nd June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
20:45, Fri 25th June 2021 - Tue 29th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin Tréplev.
The character of Trigorin is considered Chekhov's greatest male role, though as with the rest of Chekhov's full-length plays, The Seagull relies upon an ensemble cast of diverse, fully developed characters. In contrast to the melodrama of the mainstream theatre of the 19th century, lurid actions are not shown onstage. Characters tend to speak in ways that skirt around issues rather than addressing them directly; in other words, their lines are full of what is known in dramatic practice as subtext, or text that is not spoken aloud.
The opening night of the first production was a famous failure. Vera Komissarzhevskaya, playing Nina, was so intimidated by the hostility of the audience that she lost her voice. Chekhov left the audience and spent the last two acts behind the scenes. When supporters wrote to him that the production later became a success, he assumed that they were merely trying to be kind. When Constantin Stanislavski, the seminal Russian theatre practitioner of the time, directed it in 1898 for his Moscow Art Theatre, the play was a triumph. Stanislavski's production of The Seagull became "one of the greatest events in the history of Russian theatre and one of the greatest new developments in the history of world drama."

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Laura Linney is preparing for

  • Evita - Ché

    21:00, Sun 20th June 2021 - Thu 24th June 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The…

  • The Imaginary Invalid - Technical Director

    17:45, Sun 1st August 2021 - Thu 5th August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:45, Sun 8th August 2021 - Thu 12th August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:00, Sun 15th August 2021 - Thu 19th August 2021 at Barbican Centre

    The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière with dance sequences and musical interludes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. It premiered on 10 February 1673 at the Théâ…

  • Funny Girl - Costume Designer

    20:45, Sat 2nd October 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    11:00, Sun 3rd October 2021 at Random Venue 81
    20:45, Wed 6th October 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Fri 8th October 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Sat 9th October 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:15, Mon 11th October 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:45, Thu 14th October 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Sun 17th October 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:00, Wed 20th October 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    17:00, Fri 22nd October 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - J. Pierrepont Finch

    20:45, Sat 23rd October 2021 - Thu 28th October 2021 at London Palladium
    20:15, Sat 30th October 2021 - Thu 4th November 2021 at London Palladium
    18:30, Sat 6th November 2021 - Thu 11th November 2021 at London Palladium

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. The story…

  • Peter and Wendy - Producer

    21:00, Sun 24th October 2021 - Wed 27th October 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Sun 31st October 2021 - Wed 3rd November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Sun 7th November 2021 - Wed 10th November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan,…

  • Rent - Technical Director

    19:30, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to surviv…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Publicity Designer

    19:15, Sun 23rd January 2022 - Thu 27th January 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. After a university faculty party, they receive an…

  • Pippin - Costume Designer

    20:00, Sat 12th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses…

  • The Book of Mormon - Costume Designer

    20:30, Sat 13th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Almeida Theatre

    The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-cr…

  • Sister Act the Musical - Stage Manager

    20:30, Sun 21st August 2022 - Thu 25th August 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on…

  • Sunset Boulevard - Percussion

    19:15, Sun 6th November 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:15, Tue 8th November 2022 at Almeida Theatre
    19:15, Wed 9th November 2022 at The Old Vic
    19:45, Thu 10th November 2022 at Random Venue 62
    19:15, Sun 13th November 2022 at Random Venue 95

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond…

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