By Jean Genet. Translated and adapted by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton. Sydney Theatre Company. Director: Benedict Andrews. Designer: Alice Babidge. Sydney Theatre. June 4 – July 20, 2013.
Gridlock on the streets of Sydney delayed the opening of The Maids as hundreds of thousands of people crowded the shores of Sydney Harbour to see the one of the last nights of dazzling lights of the Vivid festival.
There was just as much eye candy inside the Sydney Theatre.
First the extraordinary set, inside a luxury home. The wardrobe seemed to stretch for an eternity upon which hung the finest furs and frocks.
The walls were transparent, behind which cameras broadcast all the action when the cast faced away from the audience onto a large screen.