Miss Julie

Tue 22nd – Sat 26th Nov 2011

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“In an underworld of steaming linen, shattering crystal and bursting bodices, the Mistress of the Manor will reign supreme.”

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The Shadwell Society

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He’s trembling, the big strong boy...

On Midsummer’s Eve 1889, in a sweltering basement kitchen, Miss Julie asks her footman to dance.

From the company who brought you Endgame, (‘exhausting’, ‘utterly enervating to watch’ – Cambridge Tab, ‘darkly amusing’, ‘wonderful’ – ***** Varsity), we bring you the dangerous joy of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, stunningly re-imagined by award-winning playwright Helen Cooper. Having shocked the Victorian sensibilities of its 19th century audiences, who greeted it with public protests, this work of ‘beauty and psychological understanding’ (Observer) is revived, full-throttle, for the first time in Cambridge. The power of the play lies in Strindberg’s cruelty as ‘he pulls his women down from pedestals and subjects them to ruthless and sceptical observation.’

Admission: £6(£5)

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