Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Return of the Maids

Back in March I blogged about Clair Spence, starring in a production of The MAIDS by Jean Genet at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden. Well it's transferred to the Greenwich Playhouse opening TONIGHT!!! 9th June until 5th July.

The last time THE MAIDS performed in Greenwich was 35 years ago (at Greenwich Theatre in 1974) with Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, and Vivien Merchant. It was later filmed with the same cast. Can lightning strike twice?

To mark this wonderful occasion the fabulous peeps at Nomads of Bazar would like to offer Player-Playwright members a special offer:

Buy One-Get One Half Price on full price ticket (£12) for the first 6 performances of THE MAIDS by Jean Genet at Greenwich Playhouse between Tuesday 9th June - Sunday 14th June (Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm). Please call the Greenwich Playhouse box office on 020 8858 9256 and quote PLAYER-PLAYWRIGHTS SPECIAL OFFER. This is subject to booking and availability.

The details are:

The Maids by Jean Genet
Directed by Gael Colin
Starring Emilija Ellen, Irena Grgona & Claire Spence
Greenwich Playhouse
Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA
9th June - 5th July 2009
Tues-Sat @ 8pm | Sun @ 4pm
Tickets: £12; £10 (Conc.)

Box office 020 8858 9256 | boxoffice@galleontheatre.co.uk
Greenwich Playhouse website: www.galleontheatre.co.uk
Nomads of Bazar website: www.nomadsofbazar.com

In the secrecy of Madame’s boudoir, surrounded by a sweet scent of gladioli and mimosa, two sisters viciously plot revenge against their employer...

Loosely based on the infamous Papin sisters, who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter, Nomads of Bazar’s take on The Maids is staged as a truly modern tale of the beautiful and the damned.

Fusing pop culture and our obsession with the media in the 21st century, The Maids challenges the boundaries between love, sexuality and criminal intent.

The Maids stars Emilija Ellen (Blind Fate) as Solange, the eldest sister and driving force in the plot to kill Madame. The bolshie and extravagant employer, Madame is played by Claire Spence (Primeval, Doctors). Completing the line up is Irena Grgona (Bad Cake) who plays younger sister Claire; sensitive, slightly unhinged and easily led by Solange…or so it seems. Directing the cast is Gael Colin (Dangerous Corner, Much Ado About Nothing).

Emilija Ellen comments, “Madame always means well and truly believes that her maids worship the ground she walks on. However, her love for Monsieur consumes her, leaving her completely unaware of the murderous plot the sisters are hatching.”

Claire Spence adds, “It’s been a wonderful challenge to play the role of the feisty Madame and bring Genet’s script to life for a new and contemporary audience. This is a play that will set your imagination on fire and leave you begging for more!”

Nomads of Bazar’s The Maids is a production that will assault all your senses! Fast paced and as time pressured as the world we live in today, it questions, unsettles and moves. Bittersweet and haunting, it stays with the audience long after the play has finished…

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