Following a successful national tour this spring, UK Touring Theatre bring their highly acclaimed production of ‘Miss Julie’ by August Strindberg to the Guildhall Arts Centre tomorrow (Tuesday, October 1) at 7.30pm.
This is the World Premiere of a brand new English translation from the original Swedish script. Set in Sweden on Midsummer’s Eve in 1888, the play explores the relationship between aristocratic Miss Julie and Jean, her father’s valet. What starts as a harmless flirtation, soon descends into a ferocious power struggle and battle of the sexes, from which neither can escape.
Director Denis Noonan said: “Miss Julie is a very powerful piece. The process of re-translating the play from scratch took about eight months, but the result is a script that I think really reflects what Strindberg originally wanted to achieve with the play, as well as being exciting and accessible to a modern audience.”
Widely regarded as Strindberg’s masterpiece, Miss Julie has been performed across the world and is frequently adapted and updated. In this latest production, UK Touring Theatre gives new life to Strindberg’s words in their original 1888 setting - perfect for fans of classic theatre and Scandinavian drama alike.”
Tickets cost £12/£10 concessions and £8.50 students and schools. For more information, visit the Guildhall website: www.guildhallartscentre.com