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The Maids

by Jean Genet
(Translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton)

In February 2018, we presented a sell-out run of Jean Genet’s The Maids. This production transferred to Berko Fringe in Hertfordshire, where it also sold out!
In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasise about killing their employer, playing out dangerous and sadistic scenarios as they plan her violent death. An intense psychological thriller, The Maids offers a vicious analysis of the class system and a provocative exploration of sexuality. This contemporary adaptation by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton was first performed by Sydney Theatre Company in 2013 and received its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios in 2016. Our production at Barons Court Theatre was the first London revival of this translation.



Theatre News

“You could not escape from the painful, embarrassing and intense moments.”


“This was an eventful and powerful evening”



Audience Feedback

“If you’re looking for something to do in London this weekend, I thoroughly recommend going to see Angel Theatre Company’s The Maids. Wonderfully intense performances all round. Was on the edge of my seat.”

(Jodi Broom)


“A superb production. Very intense and beautifully choreographed.”

(Deborah Kearne)


“Excellent, rich and wild – a real triumph.”

(Daniel McCaully)


“An enlightening production.”

(Nathaniel McCloskey)


“AMAZING performance of The Maids from Angel Theatre Company! It was wonderful.”

(Surrey Drama)


“Insane stamina from the three ladies.”

(Theo Watt)


“Fun and punchy take on a French classic.”

(Sian Youngerman)


“Great acting and intelligent directing.”

(Joe Tapper)


“The Maids was quality! A classic, slotted seamlessly into a modern-day setting.”

(Dan Nash)


“Another great show from Angel Theatre Company. Very engaging performances.”

(Olivia Davies)


“Super, daring and bold work.”

(Lucinda French)


“Still reeling from Angel Theatre Company’s amazing production of The Maids. What a wild ride from beginning to end.”

(Amy Ross)


“Excellent production! Energy and drive throughout.”

(Rachel Smyth)


“A gripping production.”

(Niall Kiely)


“Still trying to process Angel Theatre Company’s production of The Maids. An equally shocking and gripping piece of theatre.”

(Layla Napp)


“A thought-provoking piece, brought to life with fantastic acting and direction.”

(Douglas Simon)


“Shocking, darkly comic and claustrophobic.”

(Eleanor Bennett)

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