The Maids by Jean Genet at Theatro Technis, Camden.
The Maids, written by Jean Genet, is at Theatro Technis, Camden, from 15 Nov - 19 Nov 2011.
Directed by Ruth Sullivan, set and costume design by Aaron Marsden, lighting by Robin Snowdon, produced by The Tower Theatre Company.
Cast includes Meryl Griffiths (Solange), Philippa Tatham (Claire), Claire Lane (Madame).
A twisted, tangled tale of love and hate, of disgust and desire. The Maids act out their fantasies of killing Madame, their deeply ritualistic role-playing pulling us into a dark world of make-believe and revenge. With its subversive language and absurdist humour, Genet forces us to examine our acceptance of society, class and power – who creates the roles we play? Who controls whom? If we escape – where do we go, what do we become? The end is inevitable…