Juliette Binoche is to star in August Strindberg’s Mademoiselle Julie at the Barbican next year as part of the venue’s Olympics celebrations. The production marks Binoche’s first British stage appearance since 2008, when she performed at the National Theatre in the dance theatre piece In-i with choreographer Akram Khan.
The French-language version of Miss Julie will be directed by Frederic Fisbach, and Binoche will be joined by Nicolas Bouchaud and Benedicte Cerutti as well as a local community cast who will work with the production team next summer. The costumes are being designed by Alber Elbaz for the fashion house Lanvin.
A co-production by the Barbican and several European theatres, Mademoiselle Julie will premiere at the Avignon Festival this summer. It will run at the Barbican from September 20 to 29, 2012, with press night on September 20, 2012.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.