The Maids

by Jean Genet (in a translation by Martin Crimp)


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"Their truth is always elsewhere…" - Jean-Paul Sartre

Two maids spend their evenings playacting the ritual strangulation of their employer.

But, one day, the game takes a turn and they find themselves prisoners in their own plot.

Inspired by the real-life crime of the Papin sisters, The Maids is an apocalyptic whirlwind that explores the human desire to find meaning in life.

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Image Credit: Exercise in cubism - Caroline O’Connor
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€17 €12




  • Stage Manager Rachel Bollard
  • Assistant Stage Manager Dara Gill
  • Assistant Production Manager Luke Jenkins
  • Set Construction Emmet ‘Brady’ Dunne
  • Costume Supervisor Aoife Malin
  • Lighting Chief Archer Bradshaw
  • Lighting Programmer Lucy Varley
  • Sound Department Tom Barry
  • Sound Department Leo Sheridan
  • Scenic Artist Thomas O'Shea