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Artemis and Adam joined Paul and Pete in-studio today to chat about their Midsumma show “The Maids”. Artemis and Adam have been friends for over 8 years, having met in drama school. They had a great energy and connectivity in the studio and they were an absolute delight to chat with.

One Mistress, Two Maids, and a ferocious game of make believe

Presented by: Samuel Russo & Adam Ibrahim

Each night, in the absence of their mistress, two maids, Solonge and Claire, enact a perverse, elaborate fantasy of bloody murder. Night in, night out, they role-play the sadistic slaughter of their Madame. Trapped by circumstance this ritual has become their only form of escape.

Seething with deliciously violent sensuality, this riotous exploration of class, gender and sexuality is delivered with a high octane glitter-slap of homoerotic theatricality.

In a dark, comic, drag ritual of the finest form, The Maids adorn the garments reserved for their Madame, drink in the power that clings to them and play a treacherous game of make believe.

Genet’s contemporary masterpiece re imagined by two of Melbourne’s most exciting award-winning theatre makers Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo (How To Kill The Queen Of Pop, 2017) and performed with Green Room Award Nominee Artemis Ioannides (Wentworth, The Beautiful Lie, Angry Sexx)

The Maids is on at The Brunswick Mechanics Institute from 30 January to 9 Feb (no show 4-5 Feb)

Tickets are available via http://midsumma.org.au


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