Miss Julie heads to York Theatre Royal

Johan August Strindberg’s Miss Julie has been adapted for the stage by Amy Ng. Following an acclaimed run last year, New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse bring the production to York Theatre Royal from 22nd – 26th June.

It is Chinese New Year in 1940s Hong Kong and celebrations are in full swing. Julie, the daughter of the island’s British Governor, crashes the servant’s party downstairs. What starts as a game descends into a fight for survival as sex, power, money and race collide on a hot night in the Pearl River Delta. 

Originally written by Swedish playwright Johan August Strindberg, Miss Julie has been adapted by British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng whose previous theatre credits include Under The Umbrella (Belgrade Theatre/UK tour), Acceptance (Hampstead Theatre) and Shangri-La (Finborough Theatre). Ng is currently under commission to the Royal Shakespeare Company and ice&fire, and is developing her play Thatcher in China at the National Theatre

The show is being directed by Dadiow Lin. Sophie Robinson returns to the role of Miss Julie, and is joined by Jennifer Leong as Christine and Leo Wan as John. 

Kumiko Mendl, Artistic Director of New Earth Theatre, said: “We have been waiting for this moment for what feels like a very long time, when we can once again present work in theatres across the UK. We are immensely proud to be bringing Amy Ng’s powerful and timely adaptation of Miss Julie to live audiences, providing much needed work for our freelancers and continuing our partnership with the wonderful Storyhouse.

Alex Clifton, Artistic Director of Storyhouse, commented: “After a gruelling year, most especially for freelance theatre makers, it’s wonderful to stride back to live theatre with such an important and powerful story, delivered by an incredible freelance creative and acting team. This is a show that throws us right back to work telling vital stories with urgent compassion on a human scale – we’re very proud to stage it with our friends at New Earth.”

Don’t miss the show when it comes to York Theatre Royal from 22nd – 26th June.

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