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Fräulein Julie

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About the Show Less...

Theatrical performance and live filming techniques combine in this reimagining of Strindberg's tragedy. Read More >

Strindberg’s tragedy is reimagined for the multimedia age as theatrical performance and live filming techniques converge, lending fresh cinematic perspective to a classic story.

Aristocratic Julie and Jean, a servant in her household, are entangled in a sexually charged game. But as their dangerous pursuit of one another escalates, Strindberg’s play finds a new focus. For it is Jean’s fiancée, a cook of few words, who is given a voice in this moving adaptation that uses real-time film and sound effects to track the life-changing events through Kristin’s eyes.

Recognised for her virtuosic blend of theatre and technology, Katie Mitchell co-directs with regular collaborator Leo Warner in their Schaubühne and Barbican debuts.

Age guidance 14+

Performed in German with English surtitles



Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 30/04/2013

Closing Night: 4/05/2013

Running time: 1h15

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Cast & Creative


Director - Katie Mitchell and Leo Warner

Producer - Schaubühne Berlin

Lighting Designer - Philip Gladwell

Set Designer - Alex Eales

Sound - Gareth Fry and Adrienne Quartly

Author - August Strindberg

Music By - Paul Clark

About Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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