Creditors

Howard Brenton’s new version of Strindberg’s Creditors accompanied a revival of Tom’s hit production of Miss Julie, which returned to Theatre by the Lake and Jermyn Street Theatre in spring 2019, again starring Charlotte Hamblin and James Sheldon, now joined by Dorothea Myer-Bennett.

Tom received his seventh OffWestEnd Best Director nomination for Creditors, reuniting the Miss Julie creative team.

Creditors is a 90-minute real-time thriller: an exploration of male jealousy and insecurity, in which a sculptor, Adolf, is persuaded to believe that his wife, Tekla, is unfaithful to him.

Creditors and Miss Julie played in repertory.

★★★★★ “A wonderful piece of theatre. The shifting rhythms and tones of Brenton’s text are superbly brought out by director Tom Littler. The transition to the more ambiguous, tragic tone of the ending is beautifully managed. All three performances are a triumph.” Stephen Longstaffe, The Stage

★★★★★ “Creditors still packs a scintillating dramatic punch, delivered in this admirable and unmissable production.” Peter Brown, Act Drop

★★★★★ “A compact 80 minutes, the show is deftly handled in the intimate Jermyn Street Theatre by its Artistic Director Tom Littler, who also directed Brenton’s version of Strindberg’s Dances of Death and his biographical play about the Swedish playwright, The Blinding Light.” Neil Dowden, Londonist

★★★★★ “Never before have I seen such urgency and conviction that these few hours are a matter of life and death … One of the many pleasures of Tom Littler’s is that it isn’t afraid to take its time … All three performances are superlative … An unexpected treat of the highest order.” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

★★★★ “A very classy production by Tom Littler … You know it will strike the right note of intimate realism when you smell the kidneys cooking on the kitchen stove … this is Strindberg played with absolute fidelity.” Michael Billington, Guardian

★★★★ “Miss Julie remains riveting … Finely balanced, well-wrought, emotionally charged performances from Charlotte Hamblin (Julie), James Sheldon and Izabella Urbanowicz make the play as real and sensational now as ever and as socially and politically pertinent.” Clare Brennan, Observer

★★★★★ Libby Purves, Theatre Cat

★★★★ Ann Treneman, The Times

★★★★ Time Out

★★★★ Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

★★★★★ “Miss Julie is a powerhouse production and Tom Littler’s production ensures every word and silence aches with feeling.” BritishTheatre.com

★★★★ “Intense, visceral, and powerfully performed.” Stephen Longstaffe, The Stage ★★★★ Mature Times ★★★★ Gay Times ★★★★ London Theatre Guide

“Compelling … A riveting studio production.” Keswick Reminder. ★★★★★ “Mesmerising.” Cumbria24. “I was gripping the arms of my seat … Absolutely fantastic.” BBC Radio Cumbria. ★★★★ North West End.

Cast

Dorothea Myer-Bennett, James Sheldon, David Sturzaker

Creative Team

Version – Howard Brenton

Designer – Louie Whitemore

Lighting Designer – Johanna Town

Composer and Sound Designer – Max Pappenheim

Assistant Director – Gabbie Bird

Literal Translation – Agnes Broome