On May 1 and 2 the Key Theatre in Peterborough hosts the world premiere of a new English translation of Miss Julie by August Strindberg: a tale of lust, class conflict and boundaries broken.
This powerful new adaptation of Strindberg’s classic play is presented by UK Touring Theatre; touring to 13 theatres across the UK this spring.
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.
Originally banned in the UK for 50 years because of its frank portrayal of inter-class relationships, Miss Julie shocked critics across Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, the play has since received worldwide critical acclaim, and is now widely regarded as Strindberg’s masterpiece. It is a gripping psychological drama in a period setting, perfect for fans of classic theatre and Scandinavian drama alike.
Director Denis Noonan said, “Miss Julie is a very powerful piece. The process of translating the play took 8 months, working with the actors on the text. The result is a production that is exciting, dynamic and accessible to a modern audience.”
Tickets for Miss Julie are priced at £12.50 (£10 student concessions) and can be purchased from the Key Theatre Box Office on 01733 207 239 or online at vivacity-peterborough.com
A £1.50 booking fee applies to all cheque & card transactions