Previewed: Miss Julie at Hope Mill Theatre

Miss Julie runs at Manchesters Hope Mill Theatre

Elysium Theatre Company and Queen’s Hall Arts Centre are bringing August Strindberg’s Miss Julie to Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre.

Following sold out shows at Home Manchester, where they presented Jesus Hopped The A Train, Elysium Theatre Company are returning to Manchester.  This time they are bringing their critically acclaimed production of Strindberg’s Miss Julie.

What is Miss Julie about?

Midsummer night in an old manor house in the North East. For one night only servants and masters are equal, and drink and dance together into the small hours. With the Lord away, his daughter, Miss Julie, strays into the servants quarters in search of the Head Butler, John. As night draws in, their mutual attraction drives them together with fatal consequences…

Elysium Theatre Company and Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, bring Stringberg’s play of sex and class to life.  Elysium’s co-founder Jake Murray directs the production which he has adapted to be set in the North East of England.  Murray returns to the city where he spent seven years at the Royal Exchange Theatre moving from trainee director to Associate Artistic Director.



In the title role of Miss Julie is actress Alice Frankham. Playing John is fellow Elysium co-founder, Danny Solomon – both actors are familiar to Manchester audiences from past Elysium productions. Both Alice and Danny starred in Jesus Hopped the A Train last year at HOME; and in the company’s 2017 production of Jez Butterworth’s Days of Wine and Roses at 53two for which Danny was nominated for a Manchester Fringe Award. Playing alongside them in the role of Christine, is actor Lois Mackie. Joining them on stage in this production – as a servant ensemble – will be local drama students from the ALRA North and other North West based schools.

When does Miss Julie run at Hope Mill Theatre?

Miss Julie runs at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre from 18 – 22 June 2019.  Tickets priced £14/£12 (concessions).

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Author: Michelle Swift