New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse present the Storyhouse production of
by Amy Ng
It’s Chinese New Year in 1940s Hong Kong and celebrations are in full swing.
Crossing a threshold, Julie initiates a sexually-charged power game with Jean, which descends into a fight for survival as sex, power, money and race crash into a hot night in Hong Kong under British rule.
British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng has adapted this thrilling psychological Strindberg classic into a newly politically-charged production.
Commissioned as part of Storyhouse’s Season 11 of original drama, Miss Julie is revived by New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse.
★★★★★ It’s a temendous production, balancing beauty and brutality, and bringing fresh poignancy to Strindberg’s masterpiece.Nigel Smith, The Stage
5-13 March 2021
Storyhouse | Cheshire
Chester CH1 2A
Southwark Playhouse | London
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
29 – 31 March 2021
Sheffield Crucible | South Yorkshire
55 Norfolk St
Sheffield S1 1D
More dates and venues to be announced.
Running time: 75 mins, no interval
Age guidance: 16+, contains some strong language, violence and scenes of a sexual nature
Amy Ng is a British-Hong Kong playwright. Theatre credits include: Under the Umbrella (Belgrade Theatre, UK Tour); Acceptance (Hampstead Theatre); Shangri-La (Finborough Theatre). Radio plays include: Tiger Girls (BBC Radio 4); Kilburn Passion (BBC Radio 3). She is under commission to the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and ice&fire. She is also part of the inaugural Genesis Almeida New Playwrights Big Plays programme. For TV she is working on original projects with BBC Studios and Merman. She was a member of the first cohort of New Earth Theatre’s Professional Writers Programme.
Amy trained as a historian with a research interest in multinational empires, imperial decline, and nationality conflict, and is the author of ‘Nationalism and Political Liberty’ (Oxford University Press). She is fluent in English, German and Chinese and regularly translates contemporary Chinese plays into English.
Dadiow is a freelance theatre director. She directed contemporary plays, adaptation of classics, new writings, and devised performances. The works were presented at Storyhouse, Young Vic, Soho Theatre, RADA, Theatre 503, Southwark Playhouse, Camden People’s Theatre, Rich Mix, BAC and more. Dadiow is the recipient of the Genesis Future Directors Award 2019.
Before moving into the UK, she worked as an assistant director on productions at the National Theatre of Taiwan. She also directed classical and contemporary plays, and won the Best Director award at the Youth Talent Theatre Festival Competition back in Taiwan. Dadiow’s cultural background pushes her to view the world through various lenses and makes her more sensitive towards the cultural differences that she’s surrounded by. This makes her naturally bring fresh perspectives to a production while directing.