Set against the decadent hedonism of the roaring twenties, an era of jazz, gin and social upheaval, ‘About Miss Julie’ is based in London, 1923, on the night Labour took power for the first time….
The Great War is finally over, the men have returned from the front and the women from the factories, life is returning to normal. Longing for excitement and fun, socialite Miss Julie is throwing a mid-summer party for her coterie of ‘bright young things’, while her father is away. As the evening unfolds her curiosity for life ’below stairs’ and her playful flirtation with her father’s butler leads to a dangerous unraveling of her psyche.
Butler John, a man carrying his own scars from the trenches and with ambition beyond his means, now desires to be part of the upstairs household. His loyal fiancée, Christine, has also been changed by the war. A determined member of the suffragette movement, she too has her own agenda for a brighter future and will battle anything which may prevent her rise in society. As the evening unfolds, what promised to be a night of fun and frolics is consumed by a dark, forbidden journey into unbridled lust, betrayal and despair.
This is a brand new adaptation of Strindberg's classic tale and after 9 critically acclaimed performances on the London Fringe (Etcetera Theatre and Camden People’s Theatre); the In Residence Theatre Company is delighted to have transferred the production for a longer London run at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington.
In Residence Theatre Company presents:
ABOUT MISS JULIE
Adapted by Jonathan Sidgwick
KING’S HEAD THEATRE, ISLINGTON
Dates: 2ND – 26th July
Previews: 2nd July / Press Night: 3rd July
Time: All days 7.15pm
& Saturday 26th July: additional matinee show: 3pm
Ticket Prices: £10 previews
£15 - £25 for all other performances.