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Cervantes Theatre: Yerma  by Federico García Lorca

Cervantes Theatre: Yerma  by Federico García Lorca

Translated by Carmen Zapata and Michael Dewell

Adapted and Directed  by Jorge de Juan

The presentation of Lorca’s magnificent Rural Trilogy at the Cervantes Theatre ends with Yerma  – “a tragic poem” of a woman with a desperate desire for motherhood, who under the pressures of social convention, is driven to commit a horrific crime. This is the play that, with its direct challenge to both the Catholic Church and the strict sexual morality of 1930s Spain,  was suggested by Lorca biographer, Ian Gibson to be the work most directly associated with his assassination at the start of The Civil War.

Yerma – Leila Damilola
Juan – Tom Whitelock
Victor – Jazz Brown
Old Woman – Coco Mbassi
Dolores – Gledys Ibarra
Rosita – Latanya Peterkin
Magdalena – Christina Ellinas
Maria -Stephanie da Silva

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29th October – 1st December 2018 Where: Arch 26, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street London, SE1 0LR. Buy tickets