Miss Julie in Hong Kong

Published: 19 March 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Miss Julie set in Hong Kong Credit: Mark McNulty

Storyhouse in Chester is to stage a live-streamed run of Strindberg’s Miss Julie from April 9–17. Lockdown restrictions halted plans to welcome a live audience.

It’s Chinese New Year in 1940s Hong Kong and celebrations are in full swing. Julie, daughter of the island’s British Governor, crashes the servant party downstairs. What starts as a game descends into a fight for survival as sex, power, money and race collide.

Adapted by Amy Ng and directed by Dadiow Lin, it hopes to tour to other venues later in the year.