Classic drama at Korova cafe

Theatre review
Theatre review

A drama classic is served upstairs at Preston Korova Arts café and bar on Friday and Saturday nights.

Tameside-based theatre company Hyde Festival Theatre Company, bring their adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie, adapted by Salford playwright Rob Johnston.

Johnston, who won the King’s Cross award for his production Einstein’s Daughter, seen at the Continental in Preston last year, and recently brought his production In a Land Much Like Ours to Korova in June, has relocated Strindberg’s classic to Northern England, during the festival of Britain, a time where class was changing rapidly.

The piece features three rising stars of the regional theatre scene, with Susie Milne, who has worked for the Royal Exchange in Manchester (London Assurance) and the Tricycle Theatre in London (Whistle in the Dark).

She has also toured Taking Sides with Neil Pearson and Julian Glover. Adam Urry has also recently worked for the New Vic Theatre (Christmas Carol) in Bristol. The third member of the cast, Katy Mitchell, recently saw her own musical debuted this summer.