Miss Julie
by August Strindberg, translated by Michael Meyer

"We are held, almost at times transfixed, by what we see. This is a fine production of an important and powerful piece of theatre.”

- British Theatre Guide (NE)

“Don’t you know its dangerous to play with fire?”

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 his Valet, John. As night draws in, their mutual attraction drives them together with fatal consequences…

This production played in the North East in March/ April 2019 at the Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, the Gala Theatre, Durham, the Exchange, North Shields and the Majestic in Darlington. It then transferred to Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in June 2019.

Cast and creatives
  • Alice Frankham as Miss Julie
  • Danny Solomon as John
  • Lois Mackie as Christine
  • Directed by Jake Murray
  • Designed by Louis Price
  • Produced by Hannah Ellis Ryan and Jake Murray
  • Production Management by Mark Turner
  • Lighting by Scoon Ferguson
  • Sound by Andrew Glassford
  • Music composed by Emily Winters
  • Costume supervision by Emily Baxendale
  • Stage Manager Spike Easthope & Andrew Glassford
  • Assistant Director Hetty Hodgson & Lois Mackie
  • Publicity by Rusby Media



“Gripping from beginning to end. Another excellent production from Elysium.”

The Mancunion

“A riveting piece of theatre... you could hear the proverbial pin drop as the lights go down, so rapt is the audience’s focus.“

- Unrestricted Views

“A high quality production with a superb cast.”

- Reviewer No 9

"The uniform excellence of the performances... A strong production... Intimate and faithful."

- North West End

“Exceptional direction from Jake Murray brings the best out of the actors. They deliver sublime performances that perfectly render the realism that Strindberg’s play yearns for.“

- The Play's The Thing

“With Miss Julie, Elysium Theatre shows they are just as capable at staging the classics are they are with contemporary plays.“

- British Theatre Guide (NW)