December 13 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A FRESH production of August Strindberg’s masterpiece Miss Julie can be seen on stage in Welwyn Garden City next month.
An exciting new English translation of this classic drama from the original Swedish text arrives at the Hawthorne Theatre on Thursday, October 3 at 8pm.
Miss Julie is a tale of lust, power, class conflict and boundaries broken, and all these elements conspire to create a fascinating evening’s entertainment.
One of the most important plays of the Naturalistic movement in 19th century European theatre, its vivid depiction of the class system is shown to be still as pertinent today as it has always been.
Set in Sweden on Midsummer’s Eve, 1888, the play starts with a celebration.
But while the servants’ party continues in the barn outside, aristocratic Miss Julie is drawn to the kitchen and to the socially ambitious Jean, her father’s valet.
What starts as a harmless flirtation, soon descends into a ferocious power struggle, from which neither can escape.
UK Touring Theatre’s production is the world premiere of an exciting new English translation which makes the text more accessible and powerful.
Tickets are £13.50 (£11.50 with a Zebra Card) and there are also advance prices available.
This production is not thought suitable for young people under the age of 14.