Buckland Theatre Co. launches as a full-scale producing company with a powerful new version of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Miss Julie will open at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre this February, taking over the space entirely for the duration of its four-week run. Directed by Gary Condés, with Set and Costume design by Carla Goodman and Lighting and Sound design by Joe Price, the production will feature Laura Greenwood as Miss Julie, Charlie Dorfman as Jean and Danielle Henry as Kristin.
‘Tonight we are ordinary people trying to be happy.’
On Midsummer’s Eve, wishes are meant to come true. But, as Miss Julie becomes ever more deeply entangled with her father’s valet, dreams turn to disappointment – with tragic consequences. Strindberg’s masterly study of class, desire, and the ties that bind us caused a scandal when it was first performed, and remains searingly relevant today.
Buckland Theatre Co. was founded by Charlie Dorfman in the spirit of collaboration and exploration, providing opportunities for creative investigation in a supportive environment. It has run weekly readings since April 2015, covering great works from Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, August Wilson and more. Miss Julie is the company’s debut production in a season of classic and modern texts to be announced later this year.
Charlie Dorfman is an actor and producer who has successfully straddled the worlds of film and theatre, recently appearing in feature film The Show written and directed by James Alexandrou, and Present written and directed by Joe Ballerini. Through Buckland Productions he has associate produced and developed features such as The King’s Speech, Shame, and Tracks.
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Laura Greenwood’s big break came in 2006 when she played the teenage lead in award-winning drama Prime Suspect, opposite Helen Mirren. Since then she has starred in a huge variety of television roles, including Prime Suspect, Messiah, Holby Blue, Strike Back, Silk, Casualty, Echo Beach and Hit and Miss. She has also worked on feature films The Brothers Grimm and V for Vendetta.
Danielle Henry made her television debut in Emmerdale and graced the nation’s screens as Mandy Marquez in Doctors for two years. Gary Condés has a wealth of experience as a professional actor and over the last 10 years has developed into a renowned acting coach. More recently he won a ‘Best Film’ award at the Asians On Film Festival in Los Angeles for directing short film Healthy.
Buckland Theatre Co. presents
By August Strindberg, translated by Michael Meyer
Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street, London NW1 7BU
Wednesday 24 February – Saturday 19 March 2016
Opening Night: Friday 26 February 2016, 8pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday, 8pm