The House Party


ISBN: 9781839043611
Author: By Laura Lomas Original author August Strindberg
Publication Date: 16/05/2024
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK3500 Categories: , , Tags: ,

A wild party. A friendship. A cherished pet. And a night that changes everything.

It’s Julie’s eighteenth birthday, and she’s throwing a party in her father’s extravagant townhouse. Her boyfriend has just dumped her and her long-suffering best friend Christine is trying to pick up the pieces. As the revellers pile into the booze, down in the kitchen Christine and her boyfriend Jon – son of Julie’s cleaner – clear up and dare to dream of the future.

But as the volume goes up and the shots go down, Julie concocts a twisted cocktail of privilege, desire and destruction.

Laura Lomas’s play The House Party spins Strindberg’s classic play Miss Julie into intense, fizzing life for today’s generation. It was first performed at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 2024, co-produced with Headlong in association with Frantic Assembly, and directed by Holly Race Roughan.

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