hMiss Julie | What's On | Citizens Theatre

Miss Julie

Miss Julie

In the oppressive heat of summer, Julie is drawn into a dangerous game with her father’s butler, John. As the night wears on, the couple from opposite ends of the social spectrum, flirt and fight towards an explosive conclusion.A thrilling upstairs-downstairs liaison, played out against a background of industrial and social unrest, August Strindberg’s masterpiece is relocated to 1920s Scotland in this powerful new version of the classic European play. Louise Brealey, star of the BBC's Sherlock takes the title role of Miss Julie.Zinnie Harris has written extensively for theatre and television including the acclaimed The Wheel, Further than the Furthest Thing, Midwinter, Fall and the BBC’s Spooks.

Miss Julie: An Afternoon with Strindberg 15 Feb 12.15pm | £10 plus ticket to the show
Miss Julie: Inside the Rehearsal Room Aimed at Higher and Advanced Higher Drama Students More info

  • 6 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • 7 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • 8 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • 11 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM + Post Show Talk
  • 12 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • 13 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • 14 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • 15 Feb 2014 @ 2.30PM
  • 15 Feb 2014 @ 7.30PM

  • Preview 6 Feb
    Post Show Talk 11 Feb

    Audio Described 12 Feb
    Signed 14 Feb
    Captioned 15 Feb
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    Recommended for 14+


    “brilliantly tense and fast-moving”
    The Scotsman

    “the simmering essence of Strindberg’s original is retained in a brief but fiercely intense exchange in Dominic Hill’s blistering production “
    The Herald

    “a tightly wrought drama of transgression, bitter antagonism and cataclysmic seduction”
    The Telegraph

    “Claustrophobic, compelling and a class act throughout”
    The Public Reviews

    “An enthralling, taut 80 minutes of theatre”
    Sunday Herald

    “Brealey is simply wonderful, a captivating study of frayed nobility and overbearing sexuality”
    The Independent

    ” taut and compelling, sharply relevant and utterly gripping”

    Miss Julie Blog

    Read behind-the-scenes blog entries from actor-intern Jessica Hardwick (playing Christine) and writer Zinnie Harris, as well as a round up of the press and twitter following for Miss Julie. Read it here.


    “What happens between John and Julie is horrifying – something putatively domestic suddenly feels like Greek tragedy”
    Louise Brealey in The Guardian

    “It’s one of the great parts written for a woman”
    Sherlock’s Louise Brealey talks to The Herald about kissing Benedict Cumberbatch and taking on the role of Miss Julie

    “The received wisdom is she’s unlikeable. She’s mercurial, imperious and coquettish but I think she is more innocent”
    Louise Brealey talks to the the Evening Times about playing Miss Julie

    “I love being on stage and I feel it’s where I can be most challenged”
    Louise Brealey speaks to The Sunday Post

    • Cast & Creative Team
      CAST Julie - Louise Brealey John - Keith Fleming Christine - Jessica HardwickCREATIVE TEAM Director Dominic Hill Design Neil Haynes Lighting Stuart Jenkins Costume Design Elaine Coyle