Company: The Llanarth Group
An international collaboration of award-winning artists from four small countries directed by Phillip Zarrilli with dramaturg Kaite O’Reilly.
Amidst austerity, who is smiling now? Who moves whom? An international ensemble explores the dynamics of servitude... Playing ‘the maids’ explores the dynamics of power and servitude, wealth-as-privilege, and the politics of intimacy in a globalized world. Expect the unexpected as two pairs of sister-maids (Irish and Korean), a Chinese ‘madame’, a sound artist, and a cellist weave together a rich web of music, new text, movement, and gestural languages to create a compelling theatrical experience, inspired by Jean Genet’s classic The Maids.
‘…a complex, multi-layered work…richly gorgeous stuff.’ (Jon Gower)
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Funded by Arts Council of Wales
Presented by The Llanarth Group (Wales), Gaitkrash (Cork, Ireland) and Theatre P'yut (Seoul, Korea)
Denis Lennon review: www.thepublicreviews.com/playing-the-maids-chapter-arts-centre-cardiff/