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The Maids – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Jean Genet Translation: Martin Crimp Director: Lily Sykes Reviewer: Dave Cunningham When HOME stages a play as ‘theatre in the round’ they really commit to the concept. The stage area for The Maids is built over the stalls lifting the performance space to the level of the dress circle. Patrons have, therefore, excellent sightlines and are in disturbing proximity to ...

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The Maids – Trafalgar Studios, London

Zawe Ashton and Uzo Aduba In The Maids

Writer: Jean Genet Translators: Benedict Andrews &Andrew Upton Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Daniel Perks   What would you do if driven to desperation? We all feel at times as though we are stuck in a job that is going nowhere, or simply observers instead of participators in life. But there are some that are so stuck in their work that ...

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The Maids – theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Jean Genet Director: Jesse Haughton-Shaw Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Yellow Marigolds are an odd sort of glove for the Maid to be wearing in the bedroom, especially while the Mistress is at her table getting ready. Still, the Mistress’s reaction seems excessive: she complains that Solange – or is it Claire? – is contaminating the room with her “gobs of ...

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The Maids – Seven Arts Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Jean Genet Director: Andy Curry Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Hedgepig Theatre, a local independent theatre company, is renowned for their dark thought provoking productions and takes pride in performing at unique spaces and venues. Their current production, Jean Genet’s The Maids, is currently touring at venues across Yorkshire. The audience enters the small dark and dimmed lighting auditorium where they ...

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Playing ‘The Maids’ – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Director: Phillip Zarrilli Reviewer: Denis Lennon If you are looking for a production of Jean Genet’s The Maidswhen you come to Chapter to watch Playing ‘The Maids’ you will find something else entirely, and may not get what you came for. What you will get, however, is a performance that engages and interrogates the notions of servitude within Genet’s world ...

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PREVIEW: 2013 UK theatre highlights

As venues across the country pack up the lastremnantsof panto for another year, thoughts begin to turn to the rich pickings on offer across the country in 2013. Our team of regional editors look at highlights coming up across the UK. South West – Chosen by Regional Editor Jacqui Onions As we enter 2013, Britten 100 is causing a stir ...

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The Maids – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Jean Genet Translation: Martin Crimp Director: Stewart Laing Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4] The coupling of the Tony award-winning director and designer Stewart Laing, and master of the avant-garde, Jean Genet, appears to be a match made in heaven. Both are men of unique aesthetic style and vision, and in this production of Genet’s notorious 1947 play,The Maids, it seems ...

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