XMAS Productions presents the classic masterpiece of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” for the first time to Cypriot audiences from July 12th to August 3rd following the innovative adaptation of Patrick Marber “After Miss Julie” was first broadcasted by the BBC in 1995.
Directed by Athena Xenidou, Marber’s version of Strindberg’s play revolves around three main characters: aristocratic lady Miss Julie (Kristy Papadopoulou), chauffer/servant John (Alexis Georgoulis) and cook Christine (Nedi Antoniadou). Dealing with class, love, lust, the battle of the sexes and the interaction among them, all action takes place in the kitchen of a large country house outside London, at a time when the British Labour Party has just won their famous ‘landslide’ election victory.
Marber’s version of the play was screened by BBC Two on 4 November 1995 as part of the Performance Season and had its first stage premiere at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London on 20 November 2003, where it was well received by the critics and audiences alike. The Roundabout Theatre Company produced the Broadway premiere on 22 October 2009 at the American Airlines Theatre to mixed reviews. It starred Sienna Miller (Miss Julie), Jonny Lee Miller (John) and Marin Ireland (Christine), and was directed by Mark Brokaw. Marber is also well known for his well received plays “Closer” and “Don Juan in Soho.”
The play premiered on July 12 at the Latsia Municipal Theatre, Nicosia, and attracted many Greek-Cypriots so far, according to local media reports. Tickets are priced at €20 and €45 (VIP).
Performances will be hosted
at Skala Theatre in Larnaka, July 17 and 18 (21.00h)
at Xenion High School in Famagusta, July 24-25 (21.00h)
at Ancient Odeon in Paphos, July 27-28 (21.00h)
at Municipal Gardens Theatre in Limassol, August 2-3 (21.00h)