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THE MAIDS

Time: June 13, 2012 from 7:45pm to 10pm
Location: The Riverfront and The Torch
Website or Map: http://www.theatrpena.co.uk
Event Type: theatre, production
Organized By: Theatr Pena
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2012

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THEATR PENA in a co-production with The Riverfront and in association with the Torch Theatre presents

 THE MAIDS by JEAN GENET

Translated by Bernard Frechtman

“Those girls do worship me, but –

Their housekeeping is the most extraordinary combination of luxury and filth.”

Two servants nightly engage in a secret and savage ceremony of revenge until the ritual becomes reality… 

Following the company’s acclaimed productions of The House of Bernarda Alba and The Trojan Women, Theatr Pena return with this dark and disturbing tale by the legendary and controversial French playwright Jean Genet.

Inspired by the notorious and savage murder in Le Mans in 1933 of two, middle-class women by their maids, Genet’s play caused a scandal when it opened in Paris in 1947 for its stark portrayal of seething working class discontent and is as powerful today as when it was first staged.

with 

Christine Pritchard as Claire

Olwen Rees as Solange

Rosamund Shelley as Madame

Singer: Buddug Verona James

Musician: Joe Corbett

Directed by Erica Eirian

Lighting Design by Kay A Haynes

The Riverfront Studio, Newport: 

Wed 13 to Sat 16 June (Matinees Thurs 14 and Sat 16 June) 

£12 (£10 reductions)

Torch Theatre Studio, Milford Haven: Wed 20 to Sat 23 June 

£8 (Concessions available in some seats)

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