Buckland Theatre’s revival of the sensual and sexually provocative August Strindberg classic, Miss Julie, began its run last night at London’s Etcetera Theatre.
Translated by Michael Meyer this intimate version of a scandalous tale will be directed by Gary Condés. The play stars Laura Greenwood as Miss Julie, Charlie Dorfman as Jean and Danielle Henry as Kristin.
On Midsummer’s Eve, wishes are meant to come true. But, as Miss Julie becomes ever more deeply entangled with her father’s valet, dreams turn to disappointment with tragic consequences.
Strindberg’s masterly study of class, desire, and the ties that bind us caused controversy when it was first performed, and remains searingly relevant today.
Buckland Theatre Co. was founded by Charlie Dorfman in the spirit of collaboration and exploration, providing opportunities for creative investigation in a supportive environment.
It has run weekly readings since last April, covering great works from Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, August Wilson and more. Miss Julie is the company’s début production in a season of classic and modern texts.
Charlie Dorfman is an actor and producer who has successfully straddled the worlds of film and theatre, recently appearing in feature film The Show, written and directed by James Alexandrou, and Present written and directed by Joe Ballerini. Through Buckland Productions he has associate produced and developed features such as The King’s Speech, Shame, and Tracks.
Laura Greenwood first came to attention as the teenage lead in 2009 thriller Pinprick, and has since been seen in a variety of television roles, including Prime Suspect, Messiah, Holby Blue, Strike Back, Silk, Casualty, Echo Beach and Hit and Miss.
She has also worked on feature films The Brothers Grimm and V for Vendetta.
Danielle Henry made her television debut in Emmerdale and graced the nation’s screens as Mandy Marquez in Doctors for two years.
Miss Julie plays at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street, until March 19.