19:00, Tue 7th – Sat 11th February 2023 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 3
On midsummer's eve, 1889, in the count's kitchen, Miss Julie asks her valet to dance.
"He's trembling, the big strong boy... with arms like that..."
Miss Julie introduces two characters who are at war with themselves and their positions in life.
Julie, whose strange behaviour makes her the subject of gossip, has just left her fiance. She is unable to face her family and ill at ease with members of her own class.
Jean is an ambitious valet. Loosely affianced to Christine, a servant, he is drawn to Julie although he knows that she brings risks.
Helen Cooper's version of Strindberg's absurdist and confrontational play is coming to Pembroke New Cellars Week 3 Lent Term.