Playwright, Amy Ng recently joined us to discuss her new adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie set in Hong Kong. The new production for Storyhouse Chester will also soon have some UK and Hong Kong touring dates announced.
Emma Locke, 1-year Diploma and Roger King, 2-year diploma enjoyed the chance to tackle two scenes for discussion with Amy.
Emma Locke: "It was great fun to get to grips with such complex, contradictory characters and to play around with the power struggles that Amy Ng has carefully crafted between Miss Julie and John. Discussing the way Amy is embracing the 'challenges' that Covid presents to theatre performance, rather than allowing them to be a hindrance, was inspiring. It gave all of us the inspiration to get creative in this new world and to not let anything hold us back. A big thank you to Amy for her time, advice and interesting anecdotes!"
Roger King: "I greatly enjoyed Amy Ng’s talk about her adaptation of Miss Julie. I had the pleasure of reading the part of John in two scenes. The characters resonated with me due to the story being set in my home, Hong Kong. It helped me to see the world through the eyes of my predecessors who lived at the time the play was set. I think it is important to bring complex stories and histories into theatre to facilitate discussion and understanding about our historical past and how it shapes who we are today. In the multicultural settings of today’s world, these discussions are necessary to build understanding and connections between people not only from different generations, but also from different cultural backgrounds."
We are very much looking forward to being able to see Amy’s adaptation in the not-too distant future