Katy Galloway Productions today announces the London première of Smoke by Kim Davies, at Southwark Playhouse.
Júlia Levai and Polina Kalinina co-direct Meaghan Martin as Julie, and Oli Higginson as John in this gripping modern adaptation of Miss Julie, set in a pre-‘Me Too’ New York at a BDSM party. It asks audiences to question our pre-conceived conceptions around BDSM communities. With a series of Q&As involving sex positive activists, and BDSM advocates, this production aims to tackle notable prejudices such as ‘kink shaming’.
The play originally premièred at The Flea Theatre, New York, in 2014, where it was critics pick in The New York Times and Time Out New York.
Kim Davies said today: “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.”
Smoke opens at Southwark Playhouse on 3 February until 25 February with previews from 1 February.