Julie at National Theatre - Lyttelton tickets
Julie at National Theatre - Lyttelton tickets

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About the show

August Strindberg’s revolutionary play Miss Julie receives a contemporary revamp at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Julie plays for a limited season, with themes of classicism and divisions between the aristocracy and working class reinvented for modern audiences by Polly Stenham.

As the uninhibited and newly single Julie’s sensational party winds down, Jean and Kristen clean up the kitchen below. Soon, Julie arrives in the kitchen and dangerous power games ensue, quickly spiralling into a fight to the death. Manipulation, brutality and class conflict come into play in this shocking and surprisingly relevant story.

Vanessa Kirby stars as Julie, after recently appearing as Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown. Kirby boasts impressive stage credits across the Octagon Theatre Bolton, the National Theatre and the Young Vic, with screen credits including The Dresser, About Time and Kill Command.

Further casting includes Thomasin Gulgec, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Dak Mashava, Michela Meazza, Beatriz Meireles, Ashley Morgan-Davies, Yuyu Rau, Petra Soor and Thalissa Teixeira.

Julie is written by Polly Stenham (That Face) and directed by Carrie Cracknell, who was appointed joint Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre at the age of 26. Since then, Cracknell’s credits have included staging plays at the Young Vic, the Royal Court and the Almeida Theatre. The production features design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Guy Hoare and sound design by Christopher Shutt, with movement direction by Ann Yee and music by Stuart Earl.

Miss Julie is a seminal play in the European theatre canon and this electrifying new adaptation is guaranteed to resonate with modern-day audiences. not to be missed. Julie runs at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton stage for a strictly limited season, from 31 May to 4 August 2018, with a press night on 7 June 2018.

Recommended for

European theatre and theatre history buffs won’t want to miss this adaptation of Strindberg’s masterpiece. Themes of social division and mobility are also particularly resonant to people with awareness of these issues today.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 31 May 2018
Press night: 07 Jun 2018
Booking from: 08 Sep 2018
Booking until: 08 Sep 2018

Location and map

National Theatre - Lyttelton
National Theatre, Southbank
London, SE1 9PX

24 Reviews Add review

A fresh and current adaptation by a playwright at the top of her game. Brilliantly translated to the stage. Kirby gives an outstanding... More

louisemmitt 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

alexandert3 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I thought this was a 'reasonable' show, loosely based on August Strindberg's play 'Miss Julie' but nowhere near as good. Fine acting... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

The curtain opens to a Hello!-style kitchen, all anonymous, white doors, leading to cupboards or dishwashers. A long wooden table with... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 93 reviews, 2 helpful votes

An electric re-imagining of a misogynistic classic.

leahtozer 5"7, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

bowerhe 5'6, 44 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A strange show, enjoyable, but strange!

caz83 5’10, 120 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Julie is Polly Stenham's modern adaption of Strindberg's play. It is a whirlwind with some good performance that will leave you a little... More

coryhaas 6'3", 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

JenK 5'10, 71 reviews, 1 helpful vote