Bongile Mantsai and Hilda Cronje in Mies Julie, by Mark Wessels
Written and directed by Yael Farber
Based on August Strindberg’s Miss Julie
Following a sell-out run and sensational reviews, the multi-award winningbig buzz hit of this year's Edinburgh Festival (Time Out) comes to London for a strictly limited season from 7 March 2013.
In the smouldering kitchen of a remote South African farmhouse eighteen years after the end of apartheid, a single night of brutality and tenderness unfolds between a black farm labourer and his white master's daughter. The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa are laid bare as John and Julie battle one night over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land.
As the couple's deadly attraction spirals out of control, they grapple with the possibilities of freedom and restitution, and face the reality of what cannot ever be recovered.
Assembly and Riverside Studios present the Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town in association with the South African State Theatre
Info: Mies Julie is at the Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL from 7 March until 19 May 2013