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Uzo Aduba stars in The Jamie Lloyd Company’s production of The Maids

The MaidsFirst image released of double Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) starring in Jean Genet’s masterpiece. Press previews from 25th February 2016 with Gala Night 29th 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.

The Jamie Lloyd Company’s 50thanniversary production of The Homecoming, starring Keith Allen, Gemma Chan, Ron Cook, Gary Kemp, John Macmillian and John Simm, opens at the Trafalgar Studios on 14th November. Lloyd was this week nominated for the Evening Standard’s Milton Shulman Award for Best Director for Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

(Uzo Aduba in The Maids at the Trafalgar Studios.
(Uzo Aduba in The Maids at the Trafalgar Studios. Photography by Marc Brenner)

As with The Jamie Lloyd Company’s previous productions, all tickets for Monday performances will be £15. Half of these will be made available through a special outreach scheme, targeted at schools and first-time theatregoers. The other half will be released monthly to the public on the first day of each month, and will be available online or at the Trafalgar Studios box office.

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The Maids at the Trafalgar Studio One
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

Booking From: 20th Feb 2016
Booking Until: 21st May 2016
Important Information: Thursday 17 March (Matinee and & Evening) & Friday 18th March (Evening) Zawe Ashton will not be appearing. Friday 25 March (Evening) & Saturday 26 March (Matinee and Evening) Uzo Aduba will not be appearing.


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