A psychological thriller of three deeply flawed characters entangled in a web of conflicts shifting the upper hand from one to the other, in a high-voltage battle of the sex and class. August Strindberg, by way of British playwright Patrick Marber (Closer), is brought to Auckland's Basement Theatre from August 27th, as After Miss Julie makes its New Zealand premier.
Veteran actor and director Cameron Rhodes leads this premiere season, with Erroll Shand(Harry, Underbelly) taking to the stage as John, the swaggering chauffeur of a country estate. Shand is joined by the incredible Jodie Hillock (Tribes, Educating Rita) as Miss Julie, the ruthless, self-destructive daughter of the house who decides to command John's attentions. Dena Kennedy (The Pride, Yours Truly) perfectly completes the line-up as John's prudent, not-quite-fiancee Christine.
These deeply flawed characters are as fascinating today as they were when Strindberg first created them.
Contains adult themes. Recommended for a 16+ audience