By placing Miss Julie, Strindberg’s 19th century tragedy of infidelity and indulgence, at a sweaty, upmarket house party in London, Polly Stenham has made a classic for today. With a pill-popping, coke-snorting Vanessa Kirby in the title role, this is a naturally captivating piece of theatre for a younger generation.
August Strindberg's Miss Julie finds a new home in contemporary London, as Carrie Cracknell (The Deep Blue Sea) directs a cast including Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner).
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean. It descends into a savage fight for survival. Fuelled by social division, Strindberg’s masterpiece remains shocking and fiercely relevant in this new version by Polly Stenham (That Face, Neon Demon).
‘Provocative and profound. Carrie Cracknell’s direction is astonishing.’
‘A superlative production. Exhilarating.’
‘A stylish staging. Miss Julie remains a play for our times.’
Packs an emotional punch. Vanessa Kirby is magnetic as Julie.’
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