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EXTRA MATINEE ADDED 30TH NOVEMBER 3.30PM
Jermyn Street Theatre
and Theatre by the Lake
The ESCAPE Season
By August Strindberg
In a new version by Howard Brenton
A World Premiere
Directed by Tom Littler
Set and costume design: Louie Whitemore
Lighting design: Johanna Town
Music and sound design: Max Pappenheim
**** “As real and sensational now as ever.” The Observer
**** “Compelling … Visceral … Intense.” The Stage
Starring: Charlotte Hamblin, James Sheldon and Izabella Urbanowicz
“She was dancing with the gamekeeper, right in front of his Anna. Dragged him away from her. I mean, would you or I do that?”
Midsummer’s Eve, Sweden, 1888. A night when the sun doesn’t set. A night of drinking and dancing. A night to break the rules.
When Julie finds her self alone on her father’s estate, she gate-crashes the servants’ party. In the sultry heat of that long, light night, she finds herself in a dangerous tryst with her father’s manservant, Jean. A flirtatious game descends into a savage fight for survival.
Miss Julie is a ground-breaking masterpiece that still provokes and shocks audiences today. Award-winning playwright Howard Brenton brings Strindberg’s genius to life in this brilliant new adaptation – the first staging of Miss Julie in the West End since 2000.
Playwright August Strindberg is the subject of The Blinding Light, opening in September. With Ibsen and Chekhov, he is one of the great turn-of-the-century dramatists.
Howard Brenton and Tom Littler previously collaborated on Strindberg’s Dances of Death at the Gate Theatre and on the opening play of the season, The Blinding Light.
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday Matinees 3.30pm
EXTRA MATINEE ADDED – THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER AT 3.30PM
Please note that after Tuesday 21 November all tickets are full price.