March 05, 2013, 11:06 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The latest adaptation of Swedish playwright August Strindberg's Miss Julie is set for an initial run at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. The reworking comes courtesy of internationally acclaimed director Yael Farber, and transplants the action into modern-day South Africa. Entitled Mies Julie, it's expected to run for ten weeks.
The revival follows hot on the heels of the Barbican's recent production, which starred Juliette Binoche as Mademoiselle Julie, which wowed audiences with a drastic overhaul of the classic play, augmenting the script with gallic chic and impressive staging.
The original play, written in 1888, deals with class warfare and lust, enacted as a naturalistic, but stirring battle of the sexes on a grand Swedish estate. The titular Julie attempts to escape her narrow existence in order to have a little fun. Drawn to a footman, Jean, who is unconcerned with social mobility and aristocratic values, Julie embarks on a flirtatious Ė and compelling - contest for power with Jean.
The new reworking is set in the remote area of Eastern Cape Karoo during the recent post-apartheid era, an ideal backdrop for the play's themes of class politics and psychosexual behaviour. Farber draws parallels between the tragedies of racial segregation and doomed love.
Mies Julie is set for an initial run at the Riverside Studios from March 7 th to May 19th. Tickets cost around £25, and are available from LondonTown.com. The site has also announced details of cheap London hotels close to the theatre. The discounted rooms are available exclusively via LondonTown.com.
The Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith is one of the hotels participating in the offer. Just 7 minutes' walk from Riverside, the hotel is giving a 49% discount to patrons who book now through LondonTown.com. The reduced rate brings the total cost of a night's stay down to just £86.
The Chiswick Rooms on Goldhawk Road (around fifteen minutes' walk from the theatre) is offering petite doubles at a 43% discount, making the cost of a night's stay just £71. Both deals are available exclusively through LondonTown.com.
Visit the site to browse more cheap London hotels, and for further information on Mies Julie at the Riverside Studios this Spring. http://www.LondonTown.com