Event Details

Playing The Maids

Time: February 19, 2015 at 8pm to March 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Wales tour
Website or Map: http://www.phillipzarrilli.com
Event Type: live, performance, international, collaboration, theatre, sound
Organized By: Kaite O'Reilly
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2015

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Event Description

‘…a flow of ideas, movement and languages…total imaginative engagement…a frontier of experimental work…’

(Cork Midsummer Festival previews, 2014. Cork Echo, Ireland)


Amidst austerity, who is smiling now? Who moves whom? An international ensemble of award-winning artists from Wales, Ireland, Korea, and Singapore explore the dynamics of servitude…

Internationally known Wales-based director Phillip Zarrilli and award-winning playwright, Kaite O’Reilly guide two pairs of sister-maids (Irish and Korean), a Chinese ‘madame’, a sound artist, and a cellist as they weave together a rich tapestry of music, new text, movement, and gestural languages to create a compelling theatrical experience, inspired by Jean Genet’s classic The Maids. 

playing ‘the maids’ is a completely new co-created performance that explores the dynamics of power and servitude, wealth-as-privilege, and the politics of intimacy in a globalized world. The performance weaves together seamlessly text in English, Chinese, Korean, and Gaelic (with sur-titles).

 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beLQprIfCrQ



Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff

Feb. 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 [8pm]

02920 304400




Canal Wharf, Brecon

Feb. 26  [8pm]

01874 611622




March 6 [7.30pm]

01970 623232


Ynghanol cyni, pwy sy’n gwenu nawr? Pwy sy’n symud pwy? Mae ensemble rhyngwladol yn archwilio deinamig caethiwed…


Mae chwarae ‘y morynion’ yn archwilio deinamig grym a chaethiwed, cyfoeth-fel-braint, a gwleidyddiaeth cyfeillach mewn byd wedi globaleiddio.  Disgwyliwch yr annisgwyl wrth i ddau bâr o chwiorydd-forynion (Gwyddelig a Choreaidd),’madame’ Tsieineaidd, artist sain a soddgrythwr wau ynghyd gwe gyfoethog o gerddoriaeth, testun newydd, symudiadau a iaith ystumiol i greu profiad theatraidd cymhellol, wedi ysbrydoli gan glasur Jean Genet The Maids.

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