With Sting hard at work on his Broadway-aimed musical The Last Ship, his wife Trudie Styler is joining the New York theater scene, too! The actress will take the New York stage in Thomas Kilroy’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at the Culture Project. Directed by Max Stafford Clark, the production will begin performances October 3, with an official opening night set for October 13 at off-Broadway's Lynn Redgrave Theatre.
In addition to Styler, who will play self-involved actress and mother Irina Arkadina, the cast includes Rufus Collins, Alan Cox, Stella Feehily, Slate Holmgren, Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Ryan David O’Byrne, Amanda Quaid, Tim Ruddy and Kenneth Ryan.
Styler’s film and TV credits include Love Soup, Cheeky, Paris Connections, Bug, Me Without You, Fair Game, The American Bride, Alpha Male and The Next Three Days. She studied drama at the Bristol Old Vic and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Kilroy’s take on the beloved Chekhov play is set in 19th century Ireland, drawing parallels to the Russian landscape that inspired the original work. The Seagull tells the story of Irina (Styler), a distinguished actress, and her passionate but lonely son. The Seagull will feature scenic design by Peter Hartwell, costume design by Ilona Somogyi and lighting design by William Hansen.