Miss Julie

Miss Julie is returning to Theatre by the Lake and Jermyn Street Theatre in spring 2019, in a revival of the original production, again starring Charlotte Hamblin and James Sheldon. It will play in repertory with Howard Brenton’s new version of Strindberg’s Creditors.

Tom directed the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s new version of August Strindberg’s masterpiece, in a coproduction between Theatre by the Lake and Jermyn Street Theatre. It received four OffWestEnd Award Nominations including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Set Design. It sold out every ticket at Jermyn Street Theatre.

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

When Julie finds herself alone on her father’s estate, she throws caution to the wind and gate-crashes 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. A flirtatious game descends into a savage fight for survival.

Miss Julie is a ground-breaking masterpiece that still provokes and shocks audiences today.

Award-winning playwright Howard Brenton brings Strindberg’s genius to life in this brilliant new adaptation.

★★★★★ “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 (2017)

Charlotte Hamblin, James Sheldon, Izabella Urbanowicz

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