"'Anya Reiss dazzles us once again with a fresh, colloquial, sexy and downright perceptive new version of The Seagull that brings Chekhov's earliest major play recognisably close to home and up-to-date.' The Telegraph 'This is the first time that Reiss has attempted an adaptation of one of the classic writers and it is an assured beginning. Her witty, understated rendering captures perfectly the dark comedy of the various love triangles.' What's On Stage 'Now The Seagull has been Anglicised and pulled into the 21st century by award-laden wunderkind Anya Reiss.' The Independent"
About the Author
Anya Reiss wrote her first play when she was 14 having become a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Programme. Her debut play, Spur of the Moment (written when she was 17), opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2010. Since then Anya has won the Most Promising Playwright Award at the 2010 Evening Standard Awards, Best New Play at the 2010 TMA Awards and Most Promising Playwright at the 2010 Critics' Circle Awards. Her last play, The Acid Test, opened at the Royal Court in May 2011 and received rave reviews. She also participated and contributed to the Bush Theatre's Sixty Six Books in 2011 and the Old Vic's Children's Monologues in 2010. She has also written the play Forty Five Minutes for 2013 National Theatre Connections.