Directed by Michael Bryher
Adapted by Rebekah Harrison
8 Feb – 14 March
Press Night Sat 15 Feb
Directed by Elle While
By Jessica Swale
14 Feb – 15 March
Press Night Wed 26 Feb
Directed by Dadiow Lin
Adapted by Amy Ng
20 Feb – 13 March
Press Night Sat 29 Feb
New adaptations of The Suicide and Miss Julie and Jessica Swale’s acclaimed drama Blue Stockings will be staged at Storyhouse in Chester this spring as the venue continues its Season 11 of drama.
From Saturday 8 Feb – Sunday 15 March all three shows will be performed in rep. The Suicide is adapted by Rebekah Harrison and Miss Julie by Amy Ng it is set in 1940s Hong Kong.
Performing in the company:
Natasha Bain as Marie in The Suicide and Miss Blake in Blue Stockings (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Storyhouse); Claire Benedict as Sarah in The Suicide and Mrs Welsh / Miss Bott / Mrs Lindley in Blue Stockings (Don Juan; Twelfth Night (Actor’s Touring Company); Tom Davey as Simon in The Suicide and Mr Banks in Blue Stockings (North by Northwest (Australia Tour);
Tim Frances as Alexander in The Suicide and Anderson in Blue Stockings (Breakfast at Tiffany’s (West End); Emma Lau as Seren / Florence / Woman in The Suicide and Christine in Miss Julie, (The Worst Witch (West End, UK Tour, Royal & Derngate); Philip Laing as Ralph in Blue Stockings, (The Spoils (Trafalgar Studios). Camille Mallet de Chauny as John in Miss Julie (Forgotten 遗忘 (Arcola Theatre). Sophie Robinson as Julie in Miss Julie , (All Mod Cons (Lyric Theatre Belfast); Macaulay Cooper as Lloyd in Blue Stockings (Beautiful Monster (Off Broadway)),
Charlie Knowles as Will in Blue Stockings (Lost Boys (National Youth Theatre); Joshua Leech
as Billy in Blue Stockings (Coram Boy (Crewe Lyceum)), Rebecca Pegasiou as Maeve in Blue Stockings , (Picture This (Hope Street Theatre, Pique Niche Productions); Louise Wilson as Celia in Blue Stockings (Twelfth Night (trainee role, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, 2019). Having their professional debut (and all appearing in Blue Stockings) George Hill as Holmes, Esther Johnson as Tess, Rachel Karlsson as Minnie, Neve Kelman as Carolyn, Michael Murray as Edwards and Louis Coppell as Radleigh, Mr Peck
Season 11 opened in October 2019 with a new version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Creatives for the rep season include:
For The Suicide: directed by Michael Bryher, sound design by Findlay Claydon, movement direction by Emily Holt. For Blue Stockings directed by Elle While, movement direction by Yukiko Masui, voice dialect coaching by Natalie Grady and sound design by Frank Moon.
For Miss Julie, directed by Dadiow Lin, movement direction by Yukiko Masui, music composer Nicola Chang, intimacy and fight direction by Yarit Dor. All three shows are designed by Adam Wiltshire with lighting design by Chris Davey. They were cast by Kay Magson.
Season 11 shows also include Antigone adapted by Hollie McNish (22 May – 13 June) and Brewster’s Millions based on the Richard Pryor film (8 May – 13 June).
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