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Sep 27, 2018
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Posted by: Teresa

Oct to Dec 2018

10th October: The Importance of Being Earnest - (read through) 8-10pm Clavering Village Hall CANCELLED

3rd November: The Importance of Being Earnest - staged reading to audience 8-10pm Clavering Village Hall. Directed by Gordon Cummings CANCELLED

25th November: Auditions 5-6:30pm (read through) Clavering Village Hall

Allo Allo by Jeremy Lloyed and David Croft. Directed by Jennifer Scott-Reid

14th, 15th and 16th December: Aladdin Directed by Jennifer Scott-Reid

Clavering Players Website
 

Miss Julie (Strindberg)

Miss Julie is one of the great European plays. Written in 1888, but not performed until 1906, it is a naturalistic play dealing with class, love/lust, the battle of the sexes, and the interaction among them. Set on midsummer night of 1874, the action takes place in the kitchen of Miss Julie's father's manor house; here Jean's fiancée, a servant named Kristin, cooks and sometimes sleeps while Jean and Miss Julie talk.

The plot is primarily concerned with power in its various forms. Miss Julie has power over Jean because she is upper-class. Jean has power over Miss Julie because he is male and uninhibited by aristocratic values. On this night, behaviour between Miss Julie and Jean which was previously a flirtatious contest for power rapidly escalates to a love relationship—or is it just lust?—that is fully consummated. Over the course of the play, Miss Julie and Jean battle for control, which swings back and forth between them until Jean convinces her that the only way to escape her predicament is to kill herself.

 

The Cast.

Miss Julie - Nettie Hayes

Kristin - Charlotte Foster

Jean - Dean Kiely