Directed by John Patterson
In February 2018, we presented a sell-out run of Jean Genet’s The Maids.
In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasise 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. This contemporary adaptation by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton was first performed by Sydney Theatre Company in 2013 and received its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios in 2016. Our production at Barons Court Theatre was the first London revival of this translation.
by Jean Genet
(Translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton)
‘If you’re looking for something to do in London this weekend, I thoroughly recommend going to see Angel Theatre Company’s The Maids. Wonderfully intense performances all round. Was on the edge of my seat.’
‘A superb production. Very intense and beautifully choreographed.’
‘Excellent, rich and wild – a real triumph.’
‘An enlightening production.’
'AMAZING performance of The Maids from Angel Theatre Company! It was wonderful.'
‘Insane stamina from the three ladies.’
‘Fun and punchy take on a French classic.’
‘Great acting and intelligent directing.’
‘The Maids was quality! A classic, slotted seamlessly into a modern-day setting.’
‘Another great show from Angel Theatre Company. Very engaging performances.’
‘Super, daring and bold work.’
‘Still reeling from Angel Theatre Company’s amazing production of The Maids. What a wild ride from beginning to end.’
‘Excellent production! Energy and drive throughout.’
‘A gripping production.’
‘Still trying to process Angel Theatre Company’s production of The Maids. An equally shocking and gripping piece of theatre.’
‘A thought-provoking piece, brought to life with fantastic acting and direction.’
‘Shocking, darkly comic and claustrophobic.’