Howard Brenton brings Miss Julie to Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre’s Escape Season continues with Howard Brenton’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s sizzling drama, Miss Julie.

Directed by Tom Littler, Miss Julie runs at JST from November 14 and stars Charlotte Hamblin (Downton Abbey; Dry Land – Jermyn Street Theatre), James Sheldon (The Dover Road – Jermyn Street Theatre) and Izabella Urbanowicz (After the Dance – Theatre by the Lake).

Howard Brenton’s new version of August Strindberg’s seminal work, Miss Julie, received rave reviewsat its world premiere at Theatre by the Lake this Summer.

Midsummer’s Eve, Sweden, 1888. A night when the sun doesn’t set. A night of drinking and dancing. It is a night to break the rules.

When Julie finds herself alone on her father’s estate, she gatecrashes the servants’ party.

In the sultry heat of that long, light night, she finds herself in a dangerous tryst with her father’s manservant, Jean and a flirtatious game descends into a savage fight for survival.

This is the first staging of Miss Julie in the West End since 1980. The production reunites Brenton and Littler, after their acclaimed collaborations on Dances of Death (Gate Theatre) and Brenton’s play about Strindberg’s Inferno period, The Blinding Light, which opened the Escape Season.

Miss Julie is the third play in Tom Littler’s premiere season as artistic director of Jermyn Street Theatre. The Escape Season includes the forthcoming world premiere of Judith Burnley’s Anything That Flies, directed by Alice Hamilton and starring Issy Van Randwyck and Clive Merrison.

There is also a co-production, with the English Theatre Frankfurt, of The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Lotte Wakeham which opens in December.

Miss Julie runs from November 14 – December 2.

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