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Miss Julie – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptor: Howard Brenton Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Tense and precariously combustible from the start, the work is a captivating 90 minutes of domestic trouble and class antagonism that leaves one a little breathless. The version here, a freshly written by Howard Brenton which is directed by his long-time Strindberg collaborator Tom Littler, brings out the claustrophobic ...

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Miss Julie – The Studio, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptation: Zinnie Harris Director: Shilpa T-Hyland Reviewer: Tom Ralphs When Strindberg’s Miss Julie was first performed in Sweden in 1889 it shocked audiences who may have been expecting the scandalous subject matter, but certainly weren’t expecting the dark psychological exploration that came with it. 130 years later, the play remains a benchmark for its exploration of class, ...

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Miss Julie/Black Comedy – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writers: August Strindberg/Peter Shaffer Director: Jamie Glover Reviewer:Bill Avenell It is difficult writing a review of a previous famous production because the original is always bearing down in the background. It is particularly difficult when that original involves such icons of the British Stage as Olivier, the fledgling National Theatre, Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi. It is even more difficult ...

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About Miss Julie – Kings Head Theatre, London

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptor: Jonathan Sidgwick Director: Raf Santana Reviewer: Ian Foster Miss Julie has proved an enduring classic over the years, not least because of its timeless malleability, the strength of Strindberg’s writing able to bear the weight of any conceit or concept that a director might throw at it. So it is perhaps little surprise that adaptors have ...

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NEWS: Chichester announce the 2014 Festival programme

Festival 2014 is a landmark season for Chichester. It heralds the transformation of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, which reopens this summer following a £22 million redevelopment. The major improvements to the Grade II* listed building will greatly enhance the experience of audiences, actors and creative teams visiting the Festival Theatre. With a transformed auditorium, increased seating capacity of 1,300, ...

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Miss Julie – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptation: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Strindberg’s 1888 classic battle of the sexes is reset to 1920s Scotland and against a background of social unrest in Zinnie Harris’ new version of Miss Julie. Harris and director Dominic Hill focus on the sexual politics of the play and tension builds apace in this upstairs/downstairs tale, ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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NEWS: Sherlock Star Debuts at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow

Star of the BBC’s Sherlock Louise Brealey makes her debut on the Citizens Theatre stage in a new production of Zinnie Harris’ version of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie from the 6th to the 15th February. Prior to appearing on the Gorbals stage in the title rôle, Louise Brealey will be part of the nation’s festive viewing schedule when she stars ...

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