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    THE SEAGULL by Black Coffee Theatre

    Photo: Luke Adamson and Nina Bright during the play’s dress rehearsal. My friend Luke Adamson founded Black Coffee Theatre with actress & artistic director Maria Crocker and writer/director Jonathan Holby. Their version of The Seagull was adapted by Luke and was Jonathan’s directorial debut.  Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov wrote The Seagull in 1895 and saw it on stage the very next year. Our guys have set their adaptation in 1920s England. With my make up artist Jasmine Cargill in tow, I eagerly waited to be entertained. It was the opening night of play at New Wimbledon Theatre. The plot revolves around four main characters; the emerging actress Nina (Nina Bright), aspiring playwright…