Thrills. Sex. Social critique. The Maids is a play that has it all. Making its return to the West End after 20 long years, this contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet's masterpiece has Jamie Lloyd at its directorial helm and a powerhouse trio of actors in support. Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) take the lead roles in this explosive psycho-drama. In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasise about killing their employer, playing out increasingly sadistic scenarios as they plot her murder. A provocative exploration of sexuality and a seething examination of the class system, this is a play that brims with energy and importance. Miss it at your peril.
Trafalgar Studios is London's most exciting new venue and prides itself as a starting place for new productions to find their home in London. The theatre was Grade II listed by English Heritage in December 1996, noting, "The auditorium has a decorative cohesion and prettiness rare in theatres of its day, and has the best surviving original fabric of this type of theatre."
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Recommended for ages 12 and up. All ticket prices for The Maids are inclusive of any booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection.
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Trafalgar Studios, Westminster
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