Film, TV & Stage

UK actress Zawe Ashton to star in stage play with Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba

CENTRE STAGE: Zawe Ashton

CENTRE STAGE: Zawe Ashton

LONDON-BORN actress Zawe Ashton will star alongside Double Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba in the UK premiere of  Jean Genet’s The Maids, which will open at the Trafalgar Studios in February.

The Fresh Meat star will also appear on stage, in the contemporary adaptation, with Downtown Abbey’s Laura Carmichael.

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Zawe, born in Hackney, east London, said: “Being a part of The Jamie Lloyd Company is an opportunity I’ve been coveting for a long time!.. I’ve always been so excited by his vision as a director and to not only be collaborating with him but with two exquisite actors like Uzo and Laura on this fresh take on a classic text, is very juicy indeed.”

The psychological thriller about two maids fantasising to kill their employer is a vicious analysis of the class system, and an exploration of gender and sexuality.

 

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