August 22, 2012, 3:29 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- This autumn, the Barbican Theatre presents a new production of Mademoiselle Julie by August Strindberg, the playwright widely regarded as the father of modern Swedish literature.
The show Ė which runs from September 20-29 Ė will star French actress Juliette Binoche in the title role. It tells the tale of a Ďdeadly duel' between a servant and the titular socialite, who become embroiled in a relationship which tests the boundaries of gender and class to the limit.
The play caused quite a scandal on its release in 1888, with its combination of convention-breaking and classical tragedy. Here, director Frederic Fisbach presents his intimate production in French, with English surtitles. The performances are as follows:
20 & 21 Sep 7pm
22 - 28 Sep 7.45pm
29 Sep 5pm
No performance on 23 Sep
The 24 Sep show will feature a post-show discussion between the director and Dr. Clare Finburgh, the Senior Lecturer in Modern Drama at the University of Essex. Anyone with a ticket for that date will automatically gain entry to the talk.
Ticket prices range from £16-£65, and are available via LondonTown.com. The website has also announced details of special discounts on hotel rooms, so theatre-goers looking for a cheap London hotel near the Barbican should visit their site.
Among the hotels offered, the Zetter Hotel London on Clerkenwell Road is around ten minutes walk from the Barbican. When booking through LondonTown.com, the Zetter is offering a 71% discount on petite doubles, bringing the cost of a night's stay down to just £108.
The Thistle City Barbican Hotel is located ten minutes from the Barbican, and is offering double rooms at an 88% discount, or from £62 per night. Both hotel deals are only available when booking through LondonTown.com. Visit the site to find more information on Mademoiselle Julie, other upcoming theatre events in the capital, and to seek more cheap London hotel rooms.