1945: a midsummer night, and with a party in full-swing outside, Miss Julie appears in the kitchen of her family’s country house. Over the course of the night, she and her father's chauffeur spin dreams of escaping from their lives.
In the world beyond the house, the Labour Party has just swept to power in a landslide and the world is on the brink of a new era – one where an aristocrat's daughter and a chauffeur ought to be able to throw off the ties of class and social expectations and live a new life. But status, power and the weight of others' expectations are hard habits to break, and the cost of breaking away may be too high to bear.
As the power balance between them constantly shifts, their charged relationship builds to an explosive climax.
After Miss Julie
Adapted by Patrick Marber
Arts at the Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ
February 7-9, 2019
7.30pm daily, (2.30pm Saturday matinee)
Tickets: £15 / £13 (£13 all matinee seats)