Yerma

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by Federico Garcia Lorca

in a translation by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata

The tragic tale of a woman's desperate yearning for a child that leads her to murder.

Infused with poetic imagery and song this is one of Lorca's best known plays.

Yerma....Emma Cunniffe

Juan....Conrad Nelson

Victor....Declan Wilson

Maria....Rebecca Callard

Pagan Old Woman....Annette Badland

Dolores....Clare Benedict

Dolores' Neighbour....Kate Layden

Washerwoman....Debbie McAndrew

Washerwoman....Fionnuala Dorrity

Washerwoman/Girl 1....Liz Carter

Washerwoman/

Female at the Pilgrimage....Helen Longworth

Male at the Pilgrimage....Kevin Harvey

Spanish Voice....Anna Castineiras

Composer, Tayo Akinbode

Musicians, Tayo Akinbode, Richard Arthurs, Chris Cruiks

Singers, Members of the cast and Leslie Pratt

Directed by Pauline Harris

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 - 1936) is, with Cervantes, the best known figure in Spanish literature.

Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernada Alba are often referred to as a 'rural trilogy', and are Lorca's most mature and characteristic works.

Lorca's classic tale of a woman's desperate yearning for a child that leads to murder.