Two maids, Solange and Claire, unable to escape their dismal, subjugated lives, and torn by both love and loathing of their Mistress, visualise dark and destructive scenarios to eliminate her. As their imaginations take hold and the action builds to a frenzy, so does the fear, excitement and thrill in this devious and violent triangle of love, hatred and disgust.
Genet uses the themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal and subverts them with his own disturbing games of language, transgression and transformation.
Directed by Eve Jamieson and featuring original Ensemble members Irene Macdougall, Ann Louise Ross and Emily Winter, The Maids is as powerful now as when it was first performed in 1947. This is an intense psychological thriller that you won’t want to miss!
Age recommendation 14+