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Eye for an Eye An Eye for an Eye

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2010s - 1 tour

2013 - St Magnus International Festival
Fully Staged, reduced orchestration

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This new piece by composer David Knotts and Jessica Walker, tells the story of two maids, the Papin sisters, who committed one of the most shocking crimes in French history. One evening in February 1935, Monsieur Lancelin discovered a scene from a horror film in his house in Le Mans.  The maids had murdered his wife and daughter in the most violent manner.  The two servants were discovered in the attic, huddled in bed and dressed in kimonos.  The reason for their crime - the elder sister, Christine, claimed that while ironing the fuses blew.  It was the second time that week that it had occurred, which set off a confrontation between Christine and Madame Lancelin.

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