La Casa de Bernarda Alba


Explores themes of repression, passion and conformity through the depiction of a matriarch's domination of her five daughters.
La Casa de Bernarda Alba at Cervantes Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cervantes Theatre
Starts: Monday 4 February 2019
Closes: Friday 8 February 2019
Running time:2 hrs 15 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


This sold-out production of La Casa de Bernarda Alba/ The House of Bernarda Alba from the Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 Season is coming back for a second run in Feb 2019.


This time the venue will be the Arundel Centre at Channing School in North London, a state of the art 244 seat facility.


For the first time, it is being performed in Spanish with English Surtitles.


Synopsis


The House of Bernarda Alba explores themes of repression, passion and conformity through the depiction of a matriarch's domination of her five daughters.


Described by the author as "a drama of women in the villages of Spain", the deliberate exclusion of any male character from the action helps build the high level of sexual tension that is present throughout this masterpiece.


Written in 1936 just before the civil war broke out, the play was first performed in Buenos Aires in 1945.


It was banned in Spain until 1963, partly because of its political implications and partly because the behaviour and language of the characters was regarded as shockingly immoral.


A small theatre club was allowed to put on a single performance in 1950, but the regime tried to ensure that it would be given no publicity.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 4 February 2019

Closes:Friday 8 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£22.50

Concessions:
£17.50

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Creatives


Author: Federico García Lorca

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