Young socialite Miss Julie struggles to find her place and sense of purpose in life. After breaking up with her latest fiancé, she amuses herself by attending the servants’ ball on Midsummer’s Eve and takes a particular liking to handsome butler John, himself engaged to the cook Christine. They soon get into a series of dangerous mind games as things quickly spiral out of control. Originally written in 1888, the play caused a scandal when first produced and has been hugely popular ever since. This sensual adaptation emphasises Strindberg’s viscerally honest portrait of the class system and human sexuality. Amidst the midsummer frolics, the boundaries of status start to blur and the battle of the sexes intensifies. Who truly has the upper hand and how far will people go in the ultimate power struggle?
Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted. No wheelchair access.
The Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham
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