19:00, Tue 23rd – Sat 27th October 2018 at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 3
Genet’s absurdist masterpiece was inspired by a real-life scandal, the murder by two maids, sisters Christine and Léa Papin, of their mistress and her daughter. Genet’s maids – Solange and Claire – occupy themselves whenever their Madame is out by acting out ritualised fantasies of revenging their downtrodden status. As the lines between reality and the fantastical world of their game blur, the sisters descend further into a thrilling psychosexual melodrama that calls into question the nature of class, of gender, and of theatre itself.