Miss Julie

by August Strindberg

Directed by Andy Curry

Adapted by Gemma Sharp

Toured across Yorkshire 15th Jan – 7th Feb 2013

“Go to bed on Midsummers eve?”

Midsummer celebrations, 1923; Jazz floats on the air, wine is flowing freely and all rank and position are put aside for this one night. As the evening unfolds secrets are revealed, passions are uncovered and and the course of lives are changed forever. Miss Julie is a story in which desire overcomes duty, as servant and mistress struggle for power in the face of class divide and gender prejudice and one woman’s sexual awakening leads to her ultimate downfall.

Hedgepig Theatre’s retelling of Strindberg’s revolutionary play Miss Julie, sets this classic tale of lust, power and betrayal against the backdrop of the decadent and debauched Jazz era, where both a sexual and class revolution were bubbling under the surface.

"Scripted and styled to perfection...the performances are subtle, evocative, utterly enthralling and at times detestable....Very rarely does a theatre group emerge with such a polished product as Hedgepig."

− One&Other Magazine

"A sexual game of chess...Hedgepig Theatre have done consistently good deeds on the stage. They do so again with Miss Julie."

− The York Press

"Magically intimate and involving...effectively dramatises this power struggle between the classes......the skilful acting, combined with interesting and imaginative directorial decisions and the involving and intimate space made for a really enjoyable and moving theatre experience."

− The Nouse

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Cast
Gemma Sharp

Gemma Sharp

Miss Julie

Gemma Sharp is a founding partner of Hedgepig Theatre. She studied Drama and Performing Arts at York St John's University before going on to study Classical Theatre Performance at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in conjunction with Leeds University. Theatre credits include Elizabeth Farley in Hedgepig's production of 'Playhouse Creatures', Marianne in 'Close' and Maria in 'The Government Inspector' (Six Lips Theatre); Lily in 'To Die For' (London Palladium); Annabella in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore', Bianca in 'The Taming of The Shrew', Witch and Young Macduff in 'Macbeth' (all for The Mooted Theatre Company); Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing' (YSP) and Masha in 'Three Sisters' (York Theatre Royal). Her Television Credits include 'The Royal', 'Coronation Street', 'New Street Law', 'Titanic : Birth of a Legend' and 'The Pride of Britain Awards'. She is currently adapting August Stringberg's 'Miss Julie' for Hedgepig's upcomiing production in January 2013.

Andy Curry

Andy Curry

John

Andy Curry is an actor, musician and director based in York. He began acting in 1998, training at York St John University. In 2007 he-co-founded The Mooted Theatre Co with director Mark France and producer Cath Doman. Recent theatre roles include Khlestakov in 'The Government Inspector' (Six Lips); Macduff in 'Macbeth', Dick Turpin in 'Dead Man's Shoes' and Giovanni in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' (all for Mooted Theatre); Adam Canning in 'Someone Who'll Watch Over Me' (Wildgoose Theatre) and Rob in 'Cigarettes & Chocolate' (Old Bomb Theatre). Recent Film and TV work includes Marcus in 'Gallery' (Milestone Films / Parashoots), Chris Helsing in web-series 'I Am Tim' (Redshirt Films) and Tom Ferris in 'The Legend of Beggar's Bridge' (Eboracum). He made his directorial debut on Hedgepig's previous production of 'Playhouse Creatures'.

Victoria Delaney

Victoria Delaney

Christine

Victoria first appeared on stage at the age of eight at Theatre Royal, since then she has gone on to perform everything from musical theatre to serious drama across the country.

Her various television credits include Spooks (BBC); Wuthering Heights (ITV); Crusoe (NBC America) and Married Single Other (ITV). Recent theatre credits include 'Person in Law' (Six Lips Theatre); 'York Mystery Plays' (York Theatre Royal); Merry Wives of Windsor and Othello (both YSP).

Victoria has appeared in a number of films, most recently shooting 'Sophie's Fortune' (Genesis Flux); 'Love Freely but Pay for Sex' (Phezenology Productions); 'Red Sky - part 2 of Dark Horizons Trilogy' (Little Glass Pictures); and is currently shooting the feature film 'Digital You'.

Crew

Bill Laughey

Assistant Director

Alexander King

Composer

Julia Smith

Costume Designer

Kelli Zezulka

Lighting Designer

Mike Ritchie

Filmmaker

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