Chekov’s Seagull flies into church

Tom Heritage, appearing in Macbeth, who is directing a show in Kettering
Tom Heritage, appearing in Macbeth, who is directing a show in Kettering

Stage production The Seagull will come to Carey Church in Kettering for a series of performances this weekend.

Produced by C&D Productions and directed by John Whitney and Tom Heritage, the Chekhov play deals with the theme of unrequited love.

The show will run from September 12 to 13, with performances at 3pm and 7pm on both days.

Described as “one of the greatest plays of the modern era”, The Seagull follows on from the company’s last production of Alice in Wonderland back in July.

For Tom Heritage, the play is his directorial debut and was full of thanks to a recently-launched scheme by the production company.

Future-Proof, which helps aspiring local people aged 16 and above to get into theatre production, has been so successful that the scheme is eager for more people to get involved.

Tom, pictured above in a previous role said: “Since joining the company towards the end of last year, Chris and the rest of the group have provided me with some fantastic opportunities.”

Speaking of his debut as a director, he said: “It’s a great production to be involved with and Chris’ support has been vital as I’ve learnt the ropes.”

Heritage thanked the scheme for the experience it has given him.

He added: “Being part of the syllabus for theatre studies and drama, it’s a good opportunity for students to see the plan first hand.”

The production company have begun planning their productions for early 2016, and offer roles backstage, in directing, tech and make-up. To get involved with the scheme and be a part of future productions, visit

Tickets for The Seagull are on sale now for £8, and can be purchased by visiting