The first production image of double Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) is released as the production opened for previews at the Trafalgar Studios last Saturday. 

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Uzo Aduba in The Maids. Photograph credit: Marc Brenner. 

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 seething with unique theatricality and brimming with intrigue, The Maids is a vicious analysis of the class system, and a provocative exploration of gender and sexuality.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, this new production of Jean Genet’s masterpiece (last seen in the West End 20 years ago) stars Uzo Aduba and Zawe Ashton, and Laura Carmichael.

The production has been designed by Soutra Gilmour, and translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton.

The Maids is the first production from the Jamie Lloyd Company in 2016 and will be followed by a new production of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre in April.

The Maids will run at the Trafalagar Studios until the 21st May 2016. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

 

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