THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
LA CASE DE BERNARDA ALBA
23rd October – 2nd Decemer
23 de octubre – 2 de diciembre
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. Censored from the start, its premiere in Spain was not until 1950, and it remained subject to censorship and cuts for forty years after completion, finally being approved for “minors older than 14” in 1978.
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) , poet and dramatist, was one of the greatest Spanish writers of the 20th century. He was killed by nationalist partisans at the age of thirty-eight at the beginnning of the Spanish Civil War and two months after completing The House of Bernarda Alba
Concessions (Under 25, Over 65) £15
23rd October – 2nd December
Spanish language performances/ Representaciones en español
Monday – Wednesday / Lunes – Miércoles
English language performances/ Representaciones en ingles
Thursday – Saturday / Jueves – Sábado
Jorge is a renowned Spanish producer, director, and actor.
He is co-founder of the Spanish Theatre Company (London) and Artistic Director of The Cervantes Theatre
He trained at the Royal School of Dramatic Art of Madrid (Acting) and the British Theatre Association (Directing and Producing).
Directing credits include: The Public and The Grain Store (Fourth Monkey); End of the Rainbow; Dracula; The 39 Steps (Spanish production); The Woman in Black (Spanish production). As Dramaturg: She Said (English National Ballet). At the Cervantes Theatre he has directed Bodas de Sangre/Blood Wedding and El Juez de los divorcios/The Judge of the Divorces
As an actor he has appeared in more than 20 plays, 30 films and TV series, having played the lead in over 30 projects. Some of the credits include: (Theatre) Blood Wedding, Calígula, Oedipus, Macbeth, Richard III, The 39 Steps. (Feature Films), Talk of Angels, Open your Eyes, One of the Hollywood Ten. He has worked with both Spanish and foreign directors.
Director – Jorge de Juan
Production Coordinator – Isabella Ley
Set designer – Ángel Haro
Costume designer – Isabel de Moral
Lighting designer – Jonathan Jewett
Music – Javier “Peke” Rodríguez
Graphic designer – Alberto Iniesta