DIRECTED BY eve jamieson
LIGHTING design BY tim mascall
PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOMMY GA-KEN WAN
In deciphering the text of Jean Genet's classic The Maids, in which two downtrodden maids play-act scenarios of murdering their mistress, we were struck by the theme of building a false reality in the face of a bigger, harsher world.
Our design created a sumptuous 1947 Parisian boudoir, in beautiful, if not crumbling, splendour. On either side of the room, two perspex tanks sat, holding each maid before releasing them into the playing space every time thier game began anew - the first of many clues that their lives is a contructed simulation in a bigger, more sinister, unknown.