The spring season at Clapham’s Bread & Roses Theatre continues with August Strindberg’s sensual Miss Julie.
Rebecca Pryle, Adam Alexander and Grace Dunne star in a new adaptation of this classic masterpiece which opens for a three-week run next Tuesday.
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.
Amid the midsummer frolics, the boundaries of status start to blur and the battle of the sexes intensifies.
Founded in 2012, The Bread & Roses Theatre Company has quickly established itself as a showcase for new writing with the theatre launched above the Bread & Roses pub last November.
The upcoming production of Miss Julie features founding members and current theatre directors Rebecca Pryle and Tessa Hart.
Miss Julie runs at the Clapham Manor Street theatre from April 28-May 16.