and ELYSIUM THEATRE COMPANY2ajp-strindberg

in association with
Jermyn Street Theatre


and the London Premiere of STORM
by August Strindberg
Translated by Michael Meyer

Directed by Jake Murray
Designed by Emma Marguerite Lynch
Lighting and Sound by Francis Watson-Laflamme
Produced by Andy Jordan
Casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow

Two great plays by a master dramatist, each one a tense psychological study of love, marriage, sexuality, and the war of wills between men and women, exploring the intoxification that is love, and what it does to us all when caught in its grip.

“A double bill of power games and sexual politics.”   The Guardian

 “Much praise to director Jake Murray and Emma Marguerite Lynch for her set and costume design.  They truly brought to the fore the genius of Strindberg, a playwright for all times.” – 

 “Striking double bill of lesser-known Strindberg plays”   – The Stage                                                  

A wife is tormented knowing her husband is sleeping with a younger woman, whom she confronts, determined to show she will be the stronger. Powerful and claustrophobic, The Stronger is the only play Strindberg wrote solely for women actors.

STORM – London Premiere of Michael Meyer’s translation.
A man seeks peace and refuge in a remote house, when the woman he once loved walks back into his life. As old passions and angers rise again, the two seek some form of reconciliation and forgiveness, but is it possible after so much has passed between them, or will the storm break again?

August Strindberg is one of the geniuses of modern drama. Controversial, provocative and daring, his most famous plays include MISS JULIE, THE FATHER and THE DANCE OF DEATH, all of which deal with the incendiary fallout from the battle of the sexes.

Performed together for the first time in this country, THE STRONGER and STORM, are a testament to the power of Strindberg’s writing. Love and hate, sex and jealousy do battle in an electrifying evening’s theatre.

Jake Murray (Royal Exchange, Manchester; Tricycle Theatre, London; Minerva Theatre, Chichester).
Andy Jordan (Shakespeare’s Globe; Trafalgar Studios, London; BBC Radio Drama).

Translated by Michael Meyer
“the greatest translator of Ibsen and Strindberg into English there has ever been” (The Guardian).

Paul Herzberg (National Theatre, RSC, Almeida)
Sara Griffiths (National Theatre, Royal Court, Chichester Festival Theatre)
Robin Kingsland
Douglas MacFerran (Sliding Doors)
Alice Frankham
Abbiegale Duncan
Paul Heelis

Show Times

Monday to Saturday 7.30pm Saturday matinees 3.30pm


£24.00 £22.00 concessions.