THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA – REVIEWS
LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA – CRÍTICAS 
Our production has been reviewed professionally many times. Please let us know if you are aware of any reviews we have missed:

En Español

El Ibérico: Las interpretaciones son todas maravillosas. Mención especial merecen las cinco hermanas….’

In English

Broadway World: ‘This is a great, complex, problematic, Shakespearean, mythic, disturbing, provocative play…….‘(5*)

Daily Express: ‘There is a chilling authenticity to this production …...’(4*)

London Theatre 1: A thoughtful and poignant production from the Spanish Theatre Company.’ (4*)

ReviewsgateA powerful performance by Mary Conlon, surface steel and inner rage in the title role, and a strong supporting cast…'(4*)

British Theatre Guide: ‘The production has a strong sense of the heat of the summer and suppressed tension… ‘(reviewer does not provide ratings)

Spy in the Stalls: ‘Powerful, atmospheric and engaging …’  (4*)

 

 

Director

Jorge de Juan

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.

 

The Cast

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JIMENA LARRAGUIVEL (CRIADA ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

Jimena Larraguivel is a Mexican-British actor who launched her stage career with award-winning theatre company Ten Ten Theatre (National Tour). Screen credits include: ‘Babies’ (2nd Prize Best Film 32nd International Catholic Film Multimedia Festival), ‘Conscript’ (Guildhall Pictures), ‘Apple Tree Yard’ (BBC), ‘Nine Mile Creek’ (Almería Western Film Festival).

JUDITH ARKWRIGHT (MARIA JOSEFA SPANISH)

Jude Arkwright began her acting career 8 years ago. She has appeared in productions for London Bubble Theatre including ‘Docks to Desktops’ and ‘After Hiroshima’. In 2013 she joined the Old Vic Community Company, appearing in  ‘Housed’, ‘Ages’ and ‘Rise’ as well as pop-up pieces.

She is a member of Wastenot Theatre.

TERESA CENDÓN (ANGUSTIAS SPANISH)

Teresa is a Spanish actress who studied at the CSSD. As well as appearing in a wide range of short films, documentaries and TV commercials , Teresa has had the privilege of performing in London in plays such as ‘The Challenging Tide’, ‘The Story of a Staircase’, ‘Seven Seconds’ & ‘Blood Wedding’. 

AMPARO CLIMENT (BERNARDA SPANISH)

Amparo is a multidisciplinary artist, who studied Fine Arts and Acting at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is also a scriptwriter, playwright and documentary film director. She won the Medalla de Oro for “Real Círculo Artístico” Barcelona, Best Leading Actress at Ayuntamiento y Ercilla de Teatro and the Agustín González Theatre Award in 2011.

MAITE JAUREGUI (ADELA ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

Maite is a US-Spanish actress who has played numerous roles in Spanish TV and after training at RADA in London has since participated in several theatre productions and TV series in the UK. She has co-created an Arts Council England funded one woman show with Pau Aran which will premiere in 2018. 

MARY CONLON (BERNARDA ENGLISH)

Mary is delighted to be back at the Cervantes Theatre where she played The Mother in ‘Blood Wedding’. She has just finished two short films and ‘Dancing Alone’ won an award for best drama. . She has played many classical roles in Shakespeare, toured extensively and appeared on television including costume drama, ‘Eastenders’ and ‘Holby City’. 

JOANNA KATE RODGERS (ANGUSTIAS ENGLISH)

Joanna’s career started at 17 years with a lead in a short, which was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival. She has worked on numerous features and shorts, including collaborations with award winning director Marco Sanges. Her most recent role was the lead in award winning director Stanislava Buevich’s ‘Self-Control’.

GILLY DANIELS (MARIA JOSEFA ENGLISH)

Gilly returns to the Cervantes stage after her success earlier this year in ‘Darwin’s Tortoise’. She was seen here again in The New Spanish Playwriting festival translation of ‘Summer in December’. She has just been working with comedian Michael McIntyre on his BBC 1 ‘The Big Show,’ which will air this November.

PIA LABORDE (AMELIA ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

Pía Laborde Noguez is a Franco-Mexican actress. She graduated from RADA with a BA in Acting in 2012. Past work includes ‘In the Beginning was the End’ (Dreamthinkspeak), ‘Boat’ (Pigdog), ‘The Tempest’ (Norfolk Theatre Fesitval), as well as ‘The Seagull’ (Burgundy, France) and Mexican film ‘Los Paisajes’ by Rodrigo Cervantes. 

 

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LUCIA ESPÍN (MARTIRIO SPANISH)

Born in Madrid, 1987. A graduate of Cristina Rota. Her theatre work includes ‘Que no he muerto’ (José Sámano 2013), ‘Yerma’ by Federico García Lorca (Miguel Narros 2014), ‘ La Gitanilla’ by Miguel de Cervantes (Sonia Sebastián, Festival Clásico de Alcalá 2015) and ‘Bodas de Sangre’ by García Lorca (Jorge de Juan, London 2016).

MAYCA ESTÉVEZ (PONCIA SPANISH)

Mayca Estévez, started her acting career at the early age of 11 in her home town, Vigo (Spain).  Later, putting acting to one side, she joined the Spanish Foreign Service.  Two years ago she returned to the stage performing in ‘Blood Wedding’ and ‘Verano en Diciembre’.

CANDELA GÓMEZ (MAGDALENA ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

Candela Gomez is a bilingual actress from Malaga. She trained at Juan Carlos Corazza’s Actors Studio.She has appeared in Theatre Productions such as ‘The Trojan Women’, ‘Lysistrata’, ‘Blood Wedding’, and ‘The Judge of the Divorces’. Candela plays a leading role in the Musical Feature Film ‘SOLO!’ directed by Nic Cornwall.

CAROLINA HERRAN (PRUDENCIA ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

Carolina trained in New York and in London and holds an MA in Acting from ArtsEd. She is a member of Althea Theatre. Credits include: ‘One Last Thing (For Now)’ (Old Red Lion Theatre), ‘Serpent of The Sea’ (CASA Latin American Theatre Festival) and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Southwark Playhouse, rehearsed reading).

MOIR LESLIE (PONCIA ENGLISH)

Moir has worked extensively in theatre. She has recorded over 300 productions for BBC radio and was a regular in The Archers. Television work includes The Bill, Pride and Prejudice, Unexplained Laughter, Grafters and Dalziel & Pascoe. Films; Remote, The Secret, Vigilante. Recently:  Slebs, Dear Liar, Mary Broome and Three Generation of Women.

BETH SMITH (MARTIRIO ENGLISH)

Beth Smith trained with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company performing in ‘Tamburlaine the Great’ and ‘The Public’. Her experience includes working with ZSL London Zoo and forming theatre company Scram Collective, performing ‘Whimsy’ at Theatre N16 this year. She is a burlesque artist and keeps herself firmly off the ground as a rock climber.

 

Creative Team

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

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