THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS presents Helen George in AFTER MISS JULIE by Patrick Marber. A version of the play by August Strindberg Directed by Anthony Banks
Theatre Royal Bath Productions is delighted to announce the pre-West End UK tour of Patrick Marber’s AFTER MISS JULIE, with Helen George starring as Miss Julie. The production opens at the Theatre Royal Bath on 24th May, followed by a short UK tour, including the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford w/c 30th May; Cambridge Arts Theatre, w/c 13th June; Theatre Royal Brighton, w/c 4th July; Richmond Theatre, w/c 11th July; Milton Keynes Theatre, 18th July (further tour details to be announced).
Set in 1945 in an English country house, on the eve of Labour’s landslide victory at the end of the second world war, this compelling and erotic psychological thriller is inspired by Strindberg’s 1888 masterpiece.
During a summer ball, the beautiful daughter of the peer who owns the house, wanders into the servant’s quarters. As she flirts with her father’s handsome chauffeur, indifferent to the presence of his fiancée, what begins as game-playing ignites into passion with devastating consequences.
Helen George plays Miss Julie. Well-known for her role as Trixie Franklin in Call the Midwife, she recently received huge praise for her thrilling performances on Strictly Come Dancing. Helen’s stage credits include the leading role of Sharpay Evans in the stage adaption of HIGH SCHOOL MUSCIAL; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE WOMAN IN WHITE; two of Nick Bagnall’s productions. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and BY JEEVES, COMPANY (Kings Head); PLAN? (ETT/Milton Rooms); and LOVE NEVER DIES (Adelphi Theatre).
Patrick Marber’s plays include DEALER’S CHOICE, which won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, and the huge international hit, CLOSER, which won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy, the Critics’ Circle and Olivier awards for Best New Play and was made into a BAFTA Award-winning film in 2004.
Anthony Banks has directed Lucinda Coxon’s HERDING CATS (Hampstead & Theatre Royal Bath); James Graham’s BASSETT (Bristol Old Vic); Dennis Kelly’s DNA (National Tour); Bryony Lavery’s CESARIO and MORE LIGHT, Lucinda Coxon’s THE ETERNAL NOT and Michael Lesslie’s PRINCE OF DENMARK (NT) and Mark Ravenhill’s THE EXPERIMENT (Soho Theatre & Berliner Ensemble). He was an associate director at the NT until 2014 where he commissioned and developed a hundred new plays for NT Connections.
THEATRE ROYAL BATH LISTINGS INFORMATION:
Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th May, 2016
Tuesday & Wednesday, 7.30pm; Thursday – Saturday, 8pm
Box Office: 01225 448844
Thursday & Saturday matinees, 2.30pm