Katy Galloway Productions and 3HC Present

Southwark Playhouse
Tue 31 January 2023 - Sat 25 February 2023

Matinee: 3:30pm and Evening: 8:00pm

SMOKE by Kim Davies is a modern adaptation of August Strindberg’s ground-breaking play, Miss Julie.

The story takes place in a pre-Me Too New York City at a BDSM party. Julie (Meaghan Martin; Never Not Once – Park Theatre, Camp Rock) is a privileged college dropout dipping her toes into the world of S&M. John (Oli Higginson, The Last Five Years – Southwark Playhouse & West End, Bridgerton) is a cynical struggling artist willing to act as her guide. Their whirlwind encounter starts as a sexually charged game of cat and mouse. As they get to know each other, these seemingly self-possessed characters have their boundaries and notions of consent challenged. The consequences are irreparable and unsettling.

SMOKE is a piercingly witty and sometimes painful exploration of gender, sexuality and desire. It reminds us that, similar to these imperfect characters, we still have much to learn.

The play was a Critics’ Pick of The New York Times and Time Out New York. This all-new production marks its London premiere and is co-directed by powerhouse female team, Polina Kalinina and Júlia Levai.

“Intense, provocative, and exceedingly clever.” The New York Times in 2014

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