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 the Cervantes Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cervantes Theatre
Started: Monday 3 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Note: performed in Spanish.

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 3 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 29 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Monday 3 Feb 2020 - 2-30pm

Tuesday 11 Feb 2020 - 2-30pm

Thursday 13 Feb 2020 - 2-30pm

Saturday 22 Feb 2020 - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £17.50

Concessions:
£17.50

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Creatives


Author: Federico García Lorca
Director: Jorge de Juan

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