Book to see After Miss Julie at Theatre Royal Bath starring Call the Midwife’s Helen George | Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th May, 2016
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.
On Patrick Marber’s script:
“Patrick Marber’s fiercely intelligent reworking… a triumph” Daily Telegraph
“Zinging dialogue, laced with ruthless wit and semi-repressed desire” The Times
“Ingenious … hypnotic” Independent