Alternative Lives

A double-bill of emptiness and fantasy: The Maids and Blood Sports.
Alternative Lives at Questors

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Questors
Started: Friday 16 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 24 March 2018
Running time:2 hrs 15 mins
Age suitability: 15+


A double-bill of emptiness and fantasy.

The Maids by Jean Genet

Whenever Madame is absent her maids Solange and Claire wear her clothes, apply her makeup and … fantasise about murdering her.

They take turns playing their mistress and each other in their sadomasochistic role-play games.

But this time their ritual is disturbed; this time they're ready to do more than play.

Blood Sports by Richard Gallagher

Nicola and Susan live together in squalor.

Unemployed and uninspired they spend their days bickering and imagining fantastic conversations on behalf of their cat, Madame Defarge.

Susan has spent most of her life on benefits.

Nicola was once married, but has given up her slightly better prospects and her child to be with Susan.

Into this situation walks Alan, a stranger who claims he is Susan's father.

He might be trying to split them up.

He might genuinely want to take Susan to a better life.

He might not be genuine at all.

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Postal address:
12 Mattlock Lane
London W5 5BQ

Box office tel: 020 8567 5184

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Previews from:Friday 16 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 24 March 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Sunday - 2-30pm



First night only: £7



Final Friday and Saturday: £18


£12 conc, £7 under-16/student

Final Friday and Saturday: £15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student


Author: Jean Genet & Richard Gallagher
Production: The Questors Academy

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