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The Maids

Translated by Benedict Andrews, Andrew Upton

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571331550
Date Published
18.02.2016
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Summary

In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasize about killing their employer, playing out dangerous and sadistic scenarios as they plan her violent death.

An intense psychological thriller, The Maids offers a vicious analysis of the class system and a provocative exploration of sexuality.
Jean Genet’s masterpiece The Maids has not been seen in the West End for twenty years. This contemporary adaptation by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton receives its UK premiere at the Trafalgar Studios, London, in February 2016.

Critic Reviews

This is a highly impressive, deeply political production of a lost landmark.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

Jamie Lloyd's powerfully acted revival plunges wholeheartedly into the ripeness of this strange, sadomasochistic psychodrama but also gives it a new edge.

Financial Times
Critic Reviews

Macabre savagery meets existentialist thought in Jean Genet's hallucinatory vision.

Art's Desk