[T]heatre by the Lake’s co-production of Miss Julie has taken London by storm having transferred to the Jermyn Street Theatre in the West End following its popular summer run in Keswick.
Miss Julie is enjoying a sold out run at Jermyn Street Theatre in the West End until 2 December, and has received four nominations in the Off West End Theatre Awards for Best Director for Tom Littler, Best Actress for Charlotte Hamblin as Miss Julie, Best Actor for James Sheldon as Jean and Best Set Designer for Louie Whitemore.
It has also garnered four and five star reviews from the Evening Standard, The Times, TimeOut, The Observer, the Daily Mail and The Guardian, with the Evening Standard’s five star review describing the actors as ‘superlative’ and the production ‘an unexpected treat of the highest order…never before have I seen such urgency and conviction’.
Conrad Lynch, Artistic Director of Theatre by the Lake, said: “We are really delighted that our co-production of Miss Julie has received such a brilliant response in London – not only from the critics, but from audiences who have packed the show out. The four Off West End awards that the show has been nominated for is testament to the beautiful production which Tom Littler (director of the show) has created with his cast and creative team. The run at Jermyn Street has been a great opportunity for us to share Cumbria-made work with a wider audience and to make audiences aware of Theatre by the Lake on a national, as well as local, level.”
Miss Julie ran in Theatre by the Lake’s Studio from 30 June to 3 November. Originally written by master dramatist August Strindberg, the co-production was a new adaptation by Howard Brenton, and featured Charlotte Hamblin, James Sheldon and Izabella Urbanowicz, who also performed in the Summer Season production of After the Dance.