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.
‘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