Royal Exchange: The House of Bernarda Alba

Royal Exchange: The House of Bernarda Alba

Part of Streamdoor: theatre you can watch from home

“In a landmark co-production, Graeae bring their unique focus on accessibility and different theatrical languages to bear on this spare and full-blooded translation of the play by Jo Clifford.”

Overview

WE WILL BRICK UP THE DOORS AND BOARD UP THE WINDOWS. WE WON’T LET IN A BREATH OF AIR FROM THE STREET.

Bernarda’s husband is dead. Now she alone rules her household and the lives of her five daughters. A period of eight years mourning will be observed without contact with the outside world and the men who might bring them ruin.

That is except for Angustias, whose inheritance has attracted a wealthy local suitor. As the wedding approaches, Bernarda struggles to retain her suffocating grip on the family and on these women whose appetite for defiance is growing.

Lorca’s final masterpiece is a bitter and darkly comic tragedy that charts the tyranny, jealousy and desperate struggle for freedom that will tear Bernarda and her daughters apart.

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 30 Jun - Mon 13 Jul*

*For every donation received 50% will go to the artists and creatives involved in creating the production 50% will go directly to support the Royal Exchange Theatre

Venue

The World Wide Web Earth...? London, UK · Get Directions

Presented by

‐ ‐
No user reviews
Be the first to review it
Loading user reviews…

Be the first to review this show.

Open in app