‘Miss Julie’ adaptation to open at Southwark Playhouse

See ‘Smoke’ in London.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Kim Davies adapts Miss Julie for a modern audience with Smoke. Smoke begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 1 February, ahead of an opening night on 3 February, and performances to 25 February.

Set in a “pre Me Too” New York City, Smoke follows Julie and John as they get to know each other sexually. As they discover one another, their blurred boundaries become lifechanging. Júlia Levai and Polina Kalinina co-direct Meaghan Martin and Oli Higginson in Smoke.

“I couldn’t be more honoured that such a talented group of artists has been assembled for the London premiere of this play. It means so much to me that this play continues to speak to audiences almost a decade after I wrote it—and perhaps all the more so in a culture that has now more fully reckoned with the #metoo movement and sexual abuse in both mainstream and kink culture,” said playwright Kim Davies.

Smoke features set design by Sami Fendall, lighting design by Rajiv Pattani, and sound design by Jamie Lu.

Smoke is at Southwark Playhouse.

Photo credit: Smoke (Photo courtesy of production)

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