Performance information

Seventh Theater


Performance period
December 2011, 09 (Thursday) -March 08, 2011 (Sunday)
Theatre tram
Ticket pre-sale start date
General : From Monday, September 2011, 08
Pre-registration for Tomonokai members: From Saturday, March 2011, 07
Advance reservation for Setagaya Arts Card members: From Sunday, September 2011, 07
Flyer image
image/"Kamome" from past performances

 First performed in 07, this work has been well received, with performances throughout Japan and France.
The story of "The Seagull" is drawn after the suicide of Kostya, one of Chekhov's four major plays, "The Seagull".In addition, the dialogue in the story is quoted from Chekhov's short story, and is an ambitious work that challenges the possibilities of theater.

A message to the Seventh Theater has arrived.
In March 2011, when I saw The Seagull at the Seventh Theater in Paris, I had the first opportunity to fully understand what was at stake in this well-known Chekhov play. I had only seen a few productions of The Seagull last year that I felt were not very successful, but I happened to see a Japanese production of this Russian drama that stole my heart.I was impressed by the ability of the director, Kohei Narumi.There was an accurate direction for the actors who can express their humanity deeply, and a very beautiful scene was composed on the stage.I felt a kind of universality in this wonderful performance.I had to wait for the Seventh Theater in Japan to realize my sensual desires about theater.Playing characters from Chekhov's plays, the actors succeeded in transporting me into one of the imaginary spaces possible only in great tragedy.From the beginning of the play, I was drawn away from the real world and marveled at the characters driven by impulses, desires and sorrows.That is the central emotion of The Seagull.Through spectacular physical performances, the actors create a series of movements that evoke contemporary dance, sometimes pausing in striking intervals.They raise their hands as if they want to fly away from the situation.However, as if trapped, they eventually remain above ground.In their resistance to freedom, or as a result of their lack of freedom, three female characters dressed in white descend into madness. looks like.They move quickly, which visually contrasts with the slow movements of the other figures dressed in black.Seeing them twirling from the center of the stage to the edges, I get the image that they want to blow up some kind of realm that symbolizes the prescribed world in which they live. is.The figures dressed in black are symbolic of a ruling society that reminds outsiders of their place.This reminds me of Chekhov's attempt to portray the artist's situation at the time by revealing how the artist was outside society and living in difficult times.In The Seagull, the three female characters explore how they struggle to survive in different mental states and in a dizzying space-time, and how they are always caught in society's claws. It shows whether there isAt the end of this play, I asked myself. "If you act differently than someone else, will you be considered insane?" I am sure it has happened to me.
I hope that the Seventh Theater will achieve the great success it deserves with this beautiful work of art, and that it will traverse all the worlds and open the eyes and hearts of even more audiences.

Marianne Beban (producer based in France)

[Original] A. Chekhov
[Construction/Direction/Art] Kohei Narumi

[Cast] Yukako Sanao/Chihiro Kimo/Yuko Yamada/Hiroshi Kosuge/Mayu Kikuhara/Mao Suda/Takumitsu Ibuki/Satomi Kasai (Hyottoko Ranbu)

Performance schedule

July 2011

Day Month Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
* Performance time is scheduled to be about 1 hours and 10 minutes (no intermission).
*Same-day tickets are sold at the theater tram lobby from 40 minutes before the performance.

★ = preview
◎=There is a post-talk

*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.


All seats are free, date and time specified (with reference number)
General 2,500 yen / 3,000 yen on the day

★Preview = 500 yen

First-time discount 1,000 yen (for first-time viewers of performances sponsored by the XNUMXth Theater)

(Hereafter only the XNUMXth theater is handled)
Free for high school students and younger (reservation required)
Repeater 1,000 yen (ticket stub required/reservation required)

Tomonokai member discount 1,000 yen

Setagaya Arts Card member discount 1,000 yen

Ticket handling

Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre 03-5432-1515
Computer (pre-registration required)
Click here for ticket purchase and reservation

Mobile phone:

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Seventh Theater
The Setagaya Ward Resident Discount is only available for advance purchase at the Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center (Tel & Store).In addition, if you live in Setagaya Ward, you can purchase the Setagaya Ward Resident Discount online by applying for the "Setagaya Arts Card" in advance. For details on the Setagaya Arts Card

Theater support

Wheelchair space

Both the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram have spaces for wheelchair users.Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

[Fee]: 10% discount on applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
【application】: 03-5432-1515 Theater Ticket Center

We accept applications until 19:XNUMX on the day before the desired date, but will close as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.Also, if you are going to watch the performance in your seat, we will guide you smoothly to your seat, so please contact the theater in advance.

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances that sell advance admission tickets at the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram.

[Fee]: 2,000 yen (per person)
【Subjects】: Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
【application】:03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theater

Reservations are accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.In addition, please consult about children with disabilities.

Consignment: Kids Room Tinker Bell Sancha

Contact Us

Seventh Theater 03-6912-7077

Seventh Theater