The House of Bernarda Alba  
The House of Bernarda Alba

by Federico Garcia Lorca in a new version by Marta Dunphy-Moriel

Directed by Jacqui Marchant-Adams

Evenings at 7.30
Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th June
Matinée at 3.00
Saturday 24th June

The Tower Theatre performing at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street

On the day Bernarda Alba buries her second husband, she imposes an 8-year mourning period on her household in accordance with her family tradition. Bernarda has 5 daughters, aged between 20 and 39, whom she has controlled inexorably and prohibited from any form of relationship.

Exchanging the oppressive heat of early twentieth century Southern Spain for the oppressive rain of 1950s England, this brand new translation of Lorca's masterpiece distils the essence of the original play, showing the parallels between 1920s Andalucía and 1950s Sussex while maintaining the emotional drive of Lorca's study of class, grief and - overall - the earthshattering consequences of attempting to repress the human heart.




Cast List

Bernarda Alba : Toñi Madja
Phoebe : Alison Du Cane
Prudence : Landé Belo
Maid : Francesca Wing
Woman 1 : Faye McLean
Josephine : Niki Mylonas
Deirdre : Su Vigus
Catherine : Leyla Doany
Madeleine : Sara Versi
Amelia : Anna Mallard
Lucy : Isio Esiekpe

 

Production Team

Director : Jacqui Marchant-Adams
Set Design : Lisa Castle & Jude Chalk
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Jacqui Marchant-Adams
Stage Manager : Yvonne Comma