by Keely Kwok
Written by Patrick Marber, After Miss Julie is a version of the original Strindberg play. It takes place in July 1945 in England, just after the Labour Party’s electoral victory. The cast draws the audience back in time as they remove large dusty sheets from the furniture on stage. Christine (Amy Keating), mutters a “don’t mind me” in a flawless Northern accent and I thought, is that Downton’s Gwen?? Meanwhile John (Christopher Morris), gives a cheeky wink here and there as he sets the chairs in place. And last but certainly not least Miss Julie (Claire Armstrong), waltzes in and turns up the music on the record player. And in just 30 seconds we have the perfect introduction to all three characters.