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After Miss Julie

15 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Brighton Theatre Co.

VDL Awards Entry: 2019

Author: Patrick Marber

Director: Loretta Bishop

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Synopsis

Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie is not a
translation of Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie
but a version of it, moving the action from the original 19th-century Sweden to the England of
1945.
Marber has uprooted the drama from its Swedish midsummer night setting and relocated it in a country house outside London on the eve of Labour’s historic landslide in July 1945, thereby
repositioning the play on the brink of an era of social reform. Like the original, the play looks at sexual tension generated by social class distinction and the seemingly inevitable outcome of such dislocation. Reared by an emancipated mother and a suicidal father, Miss Julie is the victim of heredity, environment and her own anachronistic position as an outsider in the new socialist England…It is the sense of Miss Julie as a lost soul that is beautifully caught…the real virtue of Marber’s version is that it refreshes an old play dealing with psychological disintegration and the never-ending sex and class wars.

Performances

Start Date: 15 Feb 2019

End Date: 2 Mar 2019

Performance Times:

Evening - Wednesday-Saturday 8.00pm Matinee - Saturday 23 Feb 2.15pm Matinee - Sunday 17 Feb & 24 Feb 2.15pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult $25 Concession $23

Bookings: Ph 1300 752 126 www.brightontheatre.com.au

Theatre Address:

Brighton Arts & Cultural Centre Cnr Wilson & Carpenter Sts Brighton

Other Information:

Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie is not a translation of Strindberg's classic Miss Julie but a version of it, moving the action from the original 19th-century Sweden to the England of 1945.  
Marber has uprooted the drama from its Swedish midsummer night setting and relocated it in a country house outside London on the eve of Labour's historic landslide in July 1945, thereby repositioning the play on the brink of an era of  social reform. Like the original, the play looks at sexual tension generated by social class distinction and the seemingly inevitable outcome of such dislocation. Reared by an emancipated mother and a suicidal father, Miss Julie is the victim of heredity, environment and her own anachronistic position as an outsider in the new socialist England...It is the sense of Miss Julie as a lost soul that  is  beautifully  caught...the real virtue of Marber's version is that it refreshes an old play dealing with psychological disintegration and the never-ending sex and class wars.