August Strindberg’s classic portrayals of secrets and lies, seduction and power – both written in the summer of 1888 – in brilliant new versions by Howard Brenton.
Miss Julie begins as a flirtatious game between the daughter of a wealthy landowner and her father’s manservant, and gradually descends, over the course of a long and sultry Midsummer’s Eve, into a savage fight for survival.
In Creditors, young artist Adolf is deeply in love with his new wife Tekla – but a chance meeting with a suave stranger shakes his devotion to the core. Passionate, dangerously funny, and enduringly perceptive, Strindberg considered this wickedly enjoyable black comedy his masterpiece.
Both plays premiered in co-productions between Jermyn Street Theatre, London, and Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, directed by Jermyn Street’s Artistic Director Tom Littler.
‘Riveting… as real and sensational now as ever and as socially and politically pertinent’
— Guardian on Miss Julie
‘Superlative… an unexpected treat of the highest order’
— Evening Standard (Best Productions of 2017) on Miss Julie