The star of the Sunday night drama Call the Midwife and a contestant on the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing will tour in a new production coming to Milton Keynes Theatre.
Helen George stars in After Miss Julie, an erotic psychological thriller that is based on an original 19th century example of Nordic Noir?
As the fun loving, fashion-conscious midwife in the popular BBC Sunday night nuns and nurses drama, she was bubbly, big-hearted and top-drawer beautiful Trixie Franklin.
She stormed her way through to the last handful of dancers in last season’s Strictly and in a couple of months’ time she will be starring in After Miss Julie, Patrick Marber’s play that comes to Milton Keynes Theatre next July as part of a short tour prior to a West End transfer.
Set in 1945 in an English country house, on the eve of Labour’s landslide victory at the end of the second world war, After Miss Julie is inspired by August Strindberg’s 1888 masterpiece entitled Miss Julie.
During a summer ball, the beautiful daughter of the peer who owns the house, wanders into the servant’s quarters. As she flirts with her father’s handsome chauffeur, indifferent to the presence of his fiancée, what begins as game-playing ignites into passion with devastating consequences.
Patrick Marber’s plays include Dealer’s Choice, which won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, and the huge international hit, Closer, which won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy, the Critics’ Circle and Olivier awards for Best New Play and was made into a BAFTA Award-winning film in 2004.
Helen George plays Miss Julie, the predatory and self-destructive Downton-esque daughter and former associate director of the National Theatre, Anthony Banks, directs this Theatre Royal Bath production.
Tickets are on sale now for After Miss Julie. Call the box office, on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes for more information.