The Maids

Theatre (contemporary)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Servitude entraps maids Claire and Solange who react with imitations of their mistress’s power and control. Reality and fantasy become distorted and rituals become obsessive. They decide that the only way out is to be rid of their mistress through murder. Jean Genet may have written The Maids over 70 years ago but it retains a remarkable contemporary relevance surrounding the exploitation of servants. Genet resisted the law, hated the bourgeoisie and his heroes were outcasts. He turned the norm on its head in this play, where the maids were not walk-on parts but leading ladies.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up a large, wide staircase.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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