the British Community Council, Lisbon

The British Community Council, Lisbon

Umbrella entity for organisations
with links to the British Community
in and around Lisbon

Lisbon Players Presents "The Maids"

Thu 19 Oct, 2017 to Sat 04 Nov, 2017

(Organizer: The Lisbon Players | Category: Plays / Shows)



19th October - 4th November at Estrela Hall
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 21.00 (9 pm)
Sunday Matinee on 29th October at 16.00 (4 pm)

To book, please go to Reservations and fill in the form.

The Maids

by Jean Genet

Director: Suresh Nampuri

Once upon a twilight, in a lonely garret---Two maids navigate the crushing reality of their servile existence by cosplaying their mistress, in her absence, and concoct highly imaginative scenarios where they plot to kill her, leading to scenes that veer from light-hearted silliness to the absurdity of gothic terror, with a segue into the erotica of nascent psychosis, but all the time barely keeping at bay, the all-consuming cruelty of their drab lives.

Soak in THE MAIDS, from the eerily compelling mind of Jean Genet, and experience the hot tongues of merciless desperation that drive the warped heart of dark erotica, through a looking glass most cruel.