Mies Julie: International tours

Mies Julie: International tours

The Baxter Theatre Centre’s smash hit play Mies Julie, written and directed by Yaël Farber, has enjoyed unprecedented international and local success since it first premiered in 2012, having amassed over 30 international and local five-star reviews, seven top South African and international theatre awards and a breathless supply of superlatives within its first year alone.


Please make contact with Touring Manager Anri Bouwer for any queries regarding the cast, crew and schedule of Mies Julie.

Mies Julie trailer

A short synopsis

In a post-apartheid kitchen – a potent convergence point of domination, domestic practicality and untenable sadness – a single night, both brutal and tender, unfolds between a black farm labourer, the daughter of his “master” and the woman who has raised them both. The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa are laid bare in this domestic setting, as a deadly battle between John and Mies Julie spirals one night over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land.

The award winning Farber’s probing adaptation looks at a post-traumatic society and the knot of inheritances and legacies that entangle lives in the aftermath. Haunting and violent, intimate and epic, the struggles between the three individuals reach to address issues of restitution and the reality of what can and cannot ever be recovered.

The Guardian interview with Yaël Farber & the cast

Listen to Tina Rassmussen, Artistic Director from the World Stage Festival, speak about why she selected Mies Julie for the World Stage Festival.


Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award
The Scotsman Fringe First Award
The Carol Tambor Best of the Edinburgh Fringe Award
Shortlisted for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award and received a nomination for
The Stage Best Ensemble Award as well as garnering more than 10 five-star reviews.
Fleur du Cap awards
Best Supporting Actress (Thoko Ntshinga)
Best Director (Yael Farber)
Best Lighting Design (Paul Abrams)
Best Original Score and/or Sound Design (Daniel and Matthew Pencer)

Best Performance by an Actor (Bongile Mantsai),
Best Performance by an Actress (Hilda Cronje), Best
Set Design (Patrick Curtis) and Best New South African Script (Yael Farber).
-Guardian, Lyn Gardner’s number five in her Best theatre of 2012 listing
-Die Burger, Marianna Malan and Marina Griebenouw’s one of their top five theatre shows in Cape
Town 2012
-New York Times, Ben Brantley’s top 10 Best Theatre for 2012

Naledi Awards
Best Director (Yael Farber)
Best Performance in a male leading role (Bongile Mantsai)
Best Production
Elliot Norton Theatre Award for Outstanding Production. (Boston USA)

Naledi nominations:
Best Set Design (Patrick Curtis)
Best Score/Arrangement (Daniel and Matthew Pencer)
Best Supporting Actress (Thoko Ntshinga)
Best performance in a female leading role (Hilda Cronje)

Helen Hayes – Washington DC nominationsOutstanding Visiting Production
Outstanding lead Actor – Visiting Production (Bongile Mantsai)
Outstanding Lead Actress – Visiting Production (Hilda Cronje)
Outstanding supporting performer – visiting production (Thoko Ntshinga)

Elliot Norton, Boston USA nominations
Outstanding Design, Large Theatre
Outstanding Director, Large Theatre
Outstanding Actor, Large Theatre (Bongile Mantsia)
Outstanding Actress, Large Theatre (Hilda Conje)