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THE BAXTER THEATRE CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN STATE THEATRE present
An astonishing production
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY YAEL FARBER BASED ON AUGUST STRINDBERG’S MISS JULIE MUSIC BY DANIEL AND MATTHEW PENCER
The New York Times
Following sensational reviews in Edinburgh, New York and London the multiaward winning, international hit Mies Julie comes to Galway for just eight performances. In the smouldering kitchen of a remote South African farmhouse 18 years after the end of apartheid, a single night of tenderness and brutality unfolds between a black farm labourer, his white master’s daughter and the woman who raised them both. The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa are laid bare as John and Julie battle over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land. This explosive new adaptation of Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie from the internationally acclaimed director Yael Farber and Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre gets straight to the drama’s dark and steamy heart.
BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL Post-show talk with director Yael Farber and the cast, 23 July
Town Hall THEATRE, €20—€29 DURATION 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES Strong adult themes and nudity. Suitable for age 16 +