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Smoke

SMOKE by Kim Davies is a gripping modern adaptation of August Strindberg’s ground-breaking play, Miss Julie. This sharp and provocative piece makes its London Premiere in an all-new production directed by powerhouse female team Polina Kalinina and Júlia Levai.

The story takes place in early 2010s New York City at a BDSM party. Julie (Meaghan Martin) is a privileged college dropout dipping her toes into the world of S&M. She meets John (Oli Higginson), a cynical struggling artist willing to act as her guide. Their whirlwind encounter starts as a sexually-charged game of cat and mouse, but 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.

Starring Meaghan Martin (Never Not Once, Park Theatre; Camp Rock; 10 Things I Hate About You) and Oli Higginson (Netflix's Bridgerton; The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse & West End; LAVA, Soho Theatre).

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.

Important Information

Age guidance: 16+ 

Contains smoking and haze, sexually explicit language, adult themes, discussion and portrayal of sexual violence involving knives.

Age Restrictions

Age guidance: 16+ 

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 25th February 2023.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

8.00pm

Tue

3.30pm
8.00pm

Wed

8.00pm

Thu

8.00pm

Fri

8.00pm

Sat

3.30pm
8.00pm

Sun

-

Southwark Playhouse Borough Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Northern And Bakerloo

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, Borough

Directions Icon Directions from Elephant & Castle, Borough :

Borough: Exit & turn right towards Newington Causeway. Located just before the railway bridge. Elephant & Castle: Exit via South Bank University Exit & turn left, head up Newington Causeway.

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Southwark Playhouse Borough Location

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
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Smoke

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London

Running time: 70 minutes (no interval)

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