It has been announced that the Strictly Come Dancing and Call the Midwife star Helen George will play the title role in the pre-West End UK tour of After Miss Julie.
The production will open at the Theatre Royal Bath on the 24th May, followed by a short UK tour, which will include dates at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford w/c 30th May; Cambridge Arts Theatre, w/c 13th June; Theatre Royal Brighton, w/c 4th July; Richmond Theatre, w/c 11th July; Milton Keynes Theatre, 18th July – with more dates yet to be announced.
After Miss Julie is set in 1945 in an English country house, on the eve of Labour’s landslide victory at the end of the war, this psychological thriller is inspired by Strindberg’s 1888 masterpiece.
During a summer ball, the beautiful daughter of the peer who owns the house, wanders into the servant’s quarters. As she flirts with her father’s handsome chauffeur, indifferent to the presence of his fiancée, what begins as game-playing ignites into passion with devastating consequences.
Helen George, who is best known for her role as Trixie Franklin in BBC’s Call the Midwife will play Miss Julie in the production directed by Anthony Banks.
The London dates and casting have yet to be announced.
After Miss Julie will appear at the Theatre Royal Bath from the 24th to the 28th May 2016. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3009/After-Miss-Julie/1222