Theatre, Circus, Dance

Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town in association with the South African State Theatre

Mies Julie

South Africa

7-13 Feb 2014

Written & Directed by Yaël Farber 

Based on August Strindberg’s Miss Julie
Music composed by Daniel and Matthew Pencer

Australian Exclusive/Premiere
The temperature never stops rising in Yael Farber’s Mies Julie, a play for which ‘scorcher’ is way too mild a description. Inspired. There is more erotic heat generated by the play’s two central characters … than in any production in town … simply astonishing. THE NEW YORK TIMES

On a remote South African farm, a kitchen smoulders with brutality and tenderness. Julie, the daughter of the Afrikaans farm master, is dangerously drawn to John, one of her father’s servants, as a lifetime of nuanced and flirtatious advances explodes in a single evening of raw and intense emotion. 

The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa 18 years after the end of apartheid are laid bare as this couple’s deadly attraction spirals out of control and they battle over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land.

Following sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, London and New York, this explosive new adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic gets straight to the story’s dark, steamy heart to reveal theatre at its most potent and beautiful.

Artist Talk: Sun 9 Feb, post-show

You can download and view the program here.

Audio Description: Wed 12 Feb
Captioned Session: Thur 13 Feb

Show duration: 90min no interval
No latecomers 
Contains nudity, strong language, violence and adult themes

Image: Mark Wessels


7-13 Feb 2014
Octagon Theatre, UWA

Fri 7 Feb, 7:30pm
Sat 8 Feb, 1:30pm
Sat 8 Feb, 7:30pm
Sun 9 Feb, 5pm
Mon 10 Feb, 7:30pm
Tue 11 Feb, 7:30pm
Wed 12 Feb, 7:30pm
Thur 13 Feb, 7:30pm


Premium $59.50
Premium - Friends $55.50
A Reserve $49.50
A Reserve - Friends $45
A Reserve - Conc $46.50
B Reserve $37.50
B Reserve - FT Student (U30) $25

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