Fräuline Julie saw Fifty Nine Productions’ Leo Warner co-directing with Katie Mitchell on a multimedia reimagining of August Strindberg’s classic from 1888. The production re-imagined the story through the eyes of Julie’s servant Kristin.
As with all of Leo and Katie’s collaborations, live video was ingeniously woven into the telling of the story, blending the languages of theatre and cinema. This resulted in a cinematic production that was charged with the tension of being created live on stage each night. This distinct experience was overlaid with an intoxicating soundscape featuring live foley accompanied by a score performed by cellist Chloe Miller.
Fräuline Julie was just one of a catalogue of collaborations between Katie Mitchell and Leo Warner who together have pioneered the new medium of ‘live cinema.’ Previous shows include the critically acclaimed Al Gran Sole Carico D’Amore and Waves, applauded by The Times as being ‘art of the highest order.’