Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival

The Baxter Theatre Centre's smash hit production of MIES JULIE, which took Edinburgh by storm in 2012, returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival this month following its unprecedented international success. Written and directed by Yael Farber, the production joins an impressive line-up of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions from the Baxter. The Baxter's programme, presented in association with Assembly Festival and Riverside Studios, also includes three plays by writer-director Lara Foot, KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS, TSHEPANG: THE THIRD TESTAMENT and THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS, Sylvaine Strike's TOBACCO and the devised piece, THE FALL.

Winner of more than twenty prestigious international theatre awards, including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award, as well as amassing over thirty five-star reviews and a breathless supply of superlatives, this sensational adaptation of the August Strindberg classic MISS JULIE stars Bongile Mantsai, Hilda Cronje, Zoleka Helesi and Tandiwe NoFirst Lungisa. Music composition for the production is by Daniel and Matthew Pencer, set and lighting design by Patrick Curtis and costume design is by Birrie le Roux. Read the BroadwayWorld review of the original South African run of the production here.

In the smouldering kitchen of a remote South African farmhouse, twenty-three years after apartheid, MIES JULIE follows a single night of brutality and tenderness unfolding between a black farm labourer and his white master's daughter. The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa are laid bare as the couple's deadly attraction spirals out of control and they battle over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land.

Take a look at the production, which runs at Assembly George Square Studios at 14:30 until 27 August from Tuesdays to Sundays, through the lens of photographer Rodger Bosch, below.

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Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
Hilda Cronje and Bongile Mantsai in MIES JULIE

Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
Bongile Mantsai and Hilda Cronje in MIES JULIE

Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
Bongile Mantsai and Hilda Cronje in MIES JULIE

Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
Bongile Mantsai and Hilda Cronje in MIES JULIE

Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
Hilda Cronje in MIES JULIE

Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
Bongile Mantsai and Hilda Cronje in MIES JULIE

Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
Hilda Cronje and Bongile Mantsai in MIES JULIE

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