In 1933, French society was rocked by Christine and Léa Papin’s brutal murder of their employer. The incident loosely inspired Jean Genet’s 1947 play, which uses that power struggle to starkly challenge identity constructs. Jamie Lloyd’s suitably unflinching revival benefits from a salty Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton translation, and features an added layer of topical resonance by casting of actresses of colour as the downtrodden servants.
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