Image of three different actors of the play, their silhouettes are shown vaguely, eyes are closed and the colors are blue and red. In the image it says the name and date of the lay; 'Een Meeuw, 12 & 13 April'

Een Meeuw – (A Seagull)

Toneelgroep Maastricht

Spoken in Dutch – English Surtitles

“A dizzying palace of mirrors.” ★★★★★ Volkskrant


Author Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer and director Michel Sluysmans present a modernised and vivid take on one of the most famous plays in stage history: Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Wendell Jaspers and Thijs Römer play the lead roles in this dramatic comedy about unfulfilled desires, unhinged family ties, reignited generational conflict, the relentless march of time and above all: a ton of broken hearts. 

A Seagull is about a theatre family. Arkadina (the mother, played by Jaspers) is an actress at the height of her career, feeling threatened by a younger generation of actors. She is in a romantic relationship with celebrity author Trigorin (played my Römer), whose talent does not match his fame. Meanwhile, Arkadina’s son Kostja dreams of a career as a playwright. His girlfriend Nina wants to be an actress. All characters hope for a better life, but their hopes are in vain. Dreaming of a different life is always more enjoyable than actually living it. 

This performance is spoken in Dutch, with English surtitles.

For Dutch information about this play, visit the website of HNT. 


Dates, Venues & Tickets

Koninklijke Schouwburg The Hague

Tuesday 12 April 2022 | 20:15 – 22:25
Wednesday 13 April 2022 | 20:15-22:25

Ticket prices 26,00 – 28,50

Tickets via Het Nationale Theater


The event is wheelchair accessible. 

Spoken language is Dutch, with English surtitles.
Any questions about accessibility? Please send an email to


“Een duizelingwekkend spiegelpaleis.” ★★★★★ Volkskrant

“Prachtige portretten van medemenselijkheid.” ★★★★ NRC

“Regisseur Sluysmans brengt vaart en humor in het stuk.” ★★★★ Trouw

“Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer toont zich een ware romanticus.” ★★★★ Telegraaf

“Opnieuw een succesvolle samenwerking tussen Sluysmans en Pfeijffer.” ★★★★ Scènes

“Spelplezier spat er vanaf.'”  ★★★★  De Limburger

“Volop theatergenot.” Theaterkrant


For more info, go to the website of Toneelgroep Maastricht.


Actors: Wendell Jaspers, Thijs Römer, Jouman Fattal, Tarik Moree, Esther Scheldwacht, Dries Vanhegen, Emma Buysse, Tim Helderman
Text: Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
Direction: Michel Sluysmans
Musical director: Elisabeth De Loore
Set design: Michiel Voet
Light design: Bart van den Heuvel
Costume design: Sabine Snijders
Dramaturgy: Paul Slangen Assistant director: Britt Mooren


For more info, go to the website of Toneelgroep Maastricht.