SINGAPORE – In an uncommon transfer for a pandemic-era play, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s manufacturing of the sexually charged play Miss Julie might be staged in each Singapore and Hong Kong.
The Asian premiere of SRT’s manufacturing — an adaptation of the play first penned in 1888 by Swedish author August Strindberg — is being introduced in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Competition (HKAF).
As such, the solid and crew from Singapore, Hong Kong and Britain needed to conform to being quarantined if required.
For the Singapore present, the Singaporean director and two actors got here from Britain on a vaccinated journey lane flight. The remainder of the solid and crew are Singaporean.
SRT creative director Gaurav Kripalani mentioned it has been financially difficult to stage productions with the 30 per cent capability restriction, however added: “Having a robust accomplice in HKAF offers us the power to translate the work and tour in Chinese language-speaking international locations sooner or later.”
The work opens in Hong Kong on March 17 and the solid and crew should be quarantined there forward of time.
Strindberg’s Miss Julie was stunning for its time – on the flip of the twentieth century – for the immorality portrayed and its critique of sophistication construction.
At present, nevertheless, a sizzling tryst between an aristocratic younger lady and a valet would hardly increase an eyebrow.
Diversifications have since sought to introduce new themes to stoke the frisson between the characters.
SRT’s adaptation won’t solely confront problems with morality and sophistication, but in addition these of race and colonialism.
Tailored by British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng and directed by Britain-based theatre-maker Ng Choon Ping, the play is ready in post-World Warfare II Singapore – or Hong Kong, relying on the place it’s carried out.
Miss Julie is now the daughter of a British tycoon who crashes a servants’ get together and meets the Asian servant John. A psychosexual and sophistication energy battle ensues.
Audiences also can anticipate some reference to the social and political dynamics of the late Nineteen Forties.
Amy Ng, who can also be a historian, mentioned of Singapore and Hong Kong: “Each had been reoccupied by Britain after World Warfare II, however the expertise of witnessing the hollowness of British energy led to the lack of British imperial status in each cities.”
Ng Choon Ping added: “The larger change from Strindberg’s unique is that the variation tries to seek out hotter connections between the characters earlier than they’re defeated by the circumstances of energy distinction.”
Ebook it/Miss Julie
The place: KC Arts Centre – House of SRT, 20 Merbau Street
When: From Jan 25
Admission: Tickets begin at $45 from Sistic (go to Sistic’s web site or name 6348-5555) or the SRT web site (srt.com.sg)
Information: SRT’s web site