Seduction leads to devastating consequences in new play at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Helen George takes the leading role in After Miss Julie. Picture: Nobby Clark ANL-160606-121006001
Helen George takes the leading role in After Miss Julie. Picture: Nobby Clark ANL-160606-121006001
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Call the Midwife star Helen George takes to the Cambridge Arts Theatre stage in this explosive production, which runs from June 13-18.

Set in 1945, in an English country house, on the eve of Labour’s landslide victory at the end of the Second World War, this compelling and erotic psychological thriller is inspired by Strindberg’s 1888 masterpiece.

During a summer ball, the beautiful daughter of the peer who owns the house, wanders into the servant’s quarters.

As she flirts with her father’s handsome chauffeur, indifferent to the presence of his fiancée, what begins as game-playing ignites into passion with devastating consequences.

Helen George plays Miss Julie. Well-known for her role as Trixie Franklin in Call the Midwife, she recently appeared in Strictly Come Dancing.

Richard Flood plays John. His theatre credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Gate Theatre Dublin and Don Juan in Soho at the Donmar Warehouse. He can currently be seen in the Netflix drama Crossing Lines.

Patrick Marber‘s plays include Dealer’s Choice, which won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, and Closer, which won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy, the Critics’ Circle and Olivier awards for Best New Play and was made into a BAFTA award-winning film in 2004.