Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca
in a translation by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata

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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
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.

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