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City of London

School for girls

The Maids

Year 12 will perform an excerpt from Jean Genet's absurdist masterpiece The Maids. Inspired by the true story of the Papin sisters who killed their mistress, the play explores themes of power, societal class divides and illusion versus reality. The Maids was first performed at the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris on 17 April 1947, and was considered ground breaking at the time, not least because it presented three female lead characters.