Last Updated on 25th February 2016
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 seething with unique theatricality and brimming with intrigue, The Maids is a vicious analysis of the class system, and a provocative exploration of gender and sexuality.
Uzo Aduba and Zawe Ashton play the maids, Solange and Claire. Laura Carmichael plays Mistress.
The production is designed by Soutra Gilmour.
This translation, by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton, was first performed at Sydney Theatre Company in 2014. This is the first time it has been seen in the UK.