My Sister in this House

1987

A remarkable play about the lives of four lonely women, subtly exploring the themes of repressed emotion and the sometimes suffocating bonds of sisterhood. In the summer of 1930, two devoted sisters were placed as maids in the Danzard household. In the autumn of 1933, Madame Danzard and her daughter were found brutally murdered on the stairs to the servant’s quarters. The same incident inspired Genet to write The Maids.

  • Written by Wendy Kesselman
  • Co-production with Leicester Haymarket Theatre

Cast

Suzanna Hamilton
Christine
Maggie O'Neill
Lea
Maggie Steed
Madame Danzard
Tilly Vosburgh
Isabelle

Production Team

Nancy Meckler
Director
Stephanie Howard
Designer
Veronica Wood
Lighting Designer
Gill McBride
Production Manager
Gail Pallin
Production Manager
Sandy Bailey
Administration
Rose Sharp
Administration
Jo Angell @Paton Walker
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Places and dates

Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
01/04/1987 - 26/04/1987
Triangle Arts Centre, Birmingham
07/05/1987 - 09/05/1987
Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow (Mayfest)
19/05/1987 - 21/05/1987
Hampstead Theatre, London
25/05/1987 - 28/06/1987

‘This is compelling theatre lit by blazing performances.’
The Independent June 1987

‘A superb piece of theatre. It is brilliantly written, beautifully acted and forcefully and tastefully directed… How exciting it must be to be part of the Monstrous Regiment. It makes me want to be a woman.’
Noah Richler London Evening Standard May 1987

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Programme and publicity in Leicester

Publicity in London

A selection of reviews

Company publicity pack

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