New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse Chester are to tour Storyhouse’s production of Strindberg’s Miss Julie, following its acclaimed run earlier this year.
The production, adapted by British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng and directed by Dadiow Lin, tours from March 5-31, will open at Storyhouse before visiting Southwark Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres and other venues still to be decided.
This version of Strindberg’s classic is set at Chinese New Year in 1940s Hong Kong. Julie is the daughter of the island’s British governor and crashes the servants’ party downstairs, where what begins as a game descends into a fight for survival as sex, power, money and race collide.
Storyhouse artistic director Alex Clifton said, “The tour will be a positive message of revival after such an exhausting year.
"We are thrilled to restage this extraordinary show with New Earth. We first commissioned it from Amy two years ago and its political currency has only grown.”
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