Plays Directory : The Maids

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Jean Genet
  • Written
    1947
  • Setting
    France
  • Overview
    Genet loosely based his play on the infamous Papin sisters, Lea and Christine, who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933, although the play is not the story of the Papin sisters as such. Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their theatrical playing is the murder of Madame, and they take turns portraying either side of the power divide. The deliberate pace and devotion to detail guarantees that they always fail to actualize their fantasies by ceremoniously "killing" Madame at the ritual's denouement. The play was first produced by Louis Jouvet in 1947.

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3 known characters

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4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Krysten Peck
Krysten Peck
Actor
2021, Claire
Chase-Bear Experimental Theater
Julia Varvara-Mead
2018, Claire (lead)
London Theatre
Anna Bonnett
Anna Bonnett
Actor
2018, Claire
Barons Court Theatre and Berko Fringe
Maria Gebhardt
2018, Madame
Jowita Jakubowska
2018, Claire
London Metropolitan University
Evelyn Rollings-Bull
2018, Claire
The Theatre SW4
Nicola Wragg
Nicola Wragg
Costume Assistant
2018, Wardrobe Assistant & Assistant Costume Maker
HOME
Elinor Birkenhead-Jones
Elinor Birkenhead-Jones
Costume Designer
2018, Costume Daily
HOME
Sarah Kerr
Sarah Kerr
Actor
2018, Solange
Barons Court Theatre
Christie Silvester
2018, Mistress
Barons Court Theatre
Philip Hussey
Philip Hussey
Stage Manager
2018, Deputy Stage Manager
Christine Koudreiko
2018, Madame
Harriet Wakefield
2018, Solange
The Warren: Blockhouse
Hayley Powell
2018, Claire
Stockwell Playhouse
Madeline Hatt
2018, Claire
Brighton Fringe
Cate Mackie
Cate Mackie
Costume Supervisor
2017, Head of Wardrobe
Dundee Rep Theatre
Hazal Han
Hazal Han
Actor
2017, Solange
Rose Bruford College
Cemre Su Salur
2017, Solange
Naomi Procter
2017, Claire
Rose Bruford
Emma Whoriskey
Emma Whoriskey
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Deputy Stage Manager

Alternative Names

Les Bonnes