By Simon Stone
after August Strindberg 
Director Leticia Cáceres

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 24 Aug – 6 Oct 2013
  • Duration Approx 2 hours 10 mins (including interval)

    Note: this production contains nudity.

    We love watching plays about couples tearing each other to pieces: George and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia  Woolf?, Elyot and Amanda in Private Lives, Jean and Julie in Miss Julie.

    The difference, though, is that Julie is still in her teens. She is rich because her father is rich. Jean is not rich – he works for the family, in a lowly way – but he would quite like to be. They have this much in common: they would both like to rule their own lives, they both think they can get that from each other, and they both think sex is the way to do it.

    August Strindberg’s masterpiece has been hovering in the wings at Belvoir for a while now, waiting for the right people: Leticia Cáceres and Brendan Cowell both know how to combine tender and brutal to devastating effect. Simon Stone joins them with a rewrite of the play in the fashion of his The Wild Duck.

    This is a red-blooded new Miss Julie about men and power, about extreme privilege, about freedom and about how cruel we can be to each other in the interests of self-preservation.


    By Simon Stone after August Strindberg
    Director Leticia Cáceres
    Set Designer Robert Cousins
    Costume Designer Tess Schofield
    Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
    Composer & Sound Designer THE SWEATS
    Stage Managers Karen Faure, Luke McGettigan
    Assistant Stage Manager Khym Scott
    Directing Secondment Cathy Hunt 


    Blazey Best
    Brendan Cowell

    Taylor Ferguson

    Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman
    Production images by Ellis Parrinder

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