Chichester Festival Theatre
Sat 18 May 2024
2:15 pm
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A wild party. A friendship. A cherished pet.
And a night that changes everything.
It’s Julie’s 18th birthday, and she’s throwing a party in her father’s extravagant townhouse. Her boyfriend has just dumped her and her long-suffering best friend Christine is trying to pick up the pieces. As the revellers pile into the booze, down in the kitchen Christine and her boyfriend Jon – son of Julie’s cleaner – clear up and dare to dream of the future.
But as the volume goes up and the shots go down, Julie concocts a twisted cocktail of privilege, desire and destruction.
Laura Lomas’s The House Party spins Strindberg’s Miss Julie into intense, fizzing life for today’s generation.
Lomas’s recent work includes Metamorphoses (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Blue Woman (Royal Opera House) and Chaos (National Theatre Connections).
This co-production with Headlong in association with Frantic Assembly is directed by Holly Race Roughan, whose previous work at Chichester includes Hedda Tesman (2019) and A View from the Bridge (2023).
The cast includes Rachelle Diedericks (Our Generation, A View from the Bridge) as Christine and Nadia Parkes (Kidnapped, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself) as Julie.