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After Miss Julie
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2012
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Editors' note: The play does not have an ecological theme, but is part of the Young Vic's Classics for a New Climate, investigating approaches to making more ecologically sustainable theatre, in collaboration with Julie’s Bicycle. The goal is to reduce the amount of electricity used from the national grid by 50% in the production of the show.

Miss Julie, Strindberg's cruellest love story, is re-imagined by playwright Patrick Marber.

After Miss Julie is set in England, July 1945, at the time of the Labour Party’s landslide election triumph, victory in the class struggle and celebrations in every street. Miss Julie descends into the servants’ kitchen of her father’s country mansion in search of the chauffeur, John. Over one long midsummer’s night, Miss Julie’s world is over-turned.

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After Miss Julie

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Amazonia
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2008
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Amazonia involved two years' collaboration between People's Palace Projects, the Young Vic and the League of Quadrilha in Acre, Brazil.

The Young Vic's 2008 Christmas show, Amazonia, celebrated Brazilian popular culture and the legacy of Chico Mendes in theatre, music and dance. Directed by Pedro Cardoso, Brazil's foremost comic actor, and by Paul Heritage, Amazonia's design was by Gringo Cardia of Cirque du Soleil. The cast included Brazilian and English actors.

Twin boys take refuge in a tree in the rainforest. A spirit casts a spell over all who pass beneath its branches. Years later, a troupe of dancers rehearse in the forest. Confusion erupts as friends and enemies change bodies, transformed by the enchanted tree. The world looks different through another pair of eyes.

Young Vic Associate Producer Debra Hauer writes:

    'Here was our challenge: could we make theatre that would celebrate the beauty and fun of Quadrilha while at the same time honouring the spirit of Chico Mendes and his defence of the people of the rainforest?

    We travelled to Acre in the Brazilian state of Rio Branco, birthplace of Chico Mendes and a stronghold of environmental awareness. This community lives on the edge of the forest and has been at the centre of climate change politics for years. Tentatively, we set the League of Quadrilha dancers the challenge of incorporating ideas about Chico and climate change into their Quadrilhas. To our delight, they produced wonderful results: stories of floods, pollution and rubber-tapper weddings emerged.

    Six months later and we were back in Rio Branco, this time to participate in the annual Festa competition, the culmination of the League's work for the whole year. For the next four nights we watched as one group after another amazed us with the energy and skill of their dances and brightly coloured, decorated costumes.

    Back in London, it was time for our summer community theatre project with local residents from Lambeth and Southwark. We invited three Brazilian theatre artists to direct, design and act in Festa!. A non-professional company of nearly 100 people ranging in age from 14 to 80 spent 3 weeks learning Brazilian performing skills leading to two performances in mid-August.

    Our extraordinary year concludes with Amazonia'.

Read Young Vic co-director Joe Hill-Gibbins' diary of his workshops in Brazil here.

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Amazônia

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An Enemy of the People
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1988
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In Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Tom Wilkinson played Dr. Thomas Stockmann.

The production was staged by the Young Vic, London, and transferred to the Playhouse Theatre.

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