La Casa de Bernarda Alba – UK Tour

In Spanish with English surtitles



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UK Tour

3rd – 4th March 2020  – Crescent Theatre Birmingham

9th – 10th March 2020 – Phoenix Theatre Castleford

18th March 2020 – Mac Belfast

23rd – 24th March 2020 – Redgrave Theatre Bristol


Our production of La Casa de Bernarda Alba/ The House of Bernarda Alba that sold out in 2017, 2018 and 2019 is coming back in 2020 with 4 weeks at the Cervantes Theatre in London followed by touring dates in March.

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.

Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) , poet and dramatist, was one of the greatest Spanish writers of the 20th century. He was killed by nationalist troops at the age of thirty-eight at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War and two months after completing The House of Bernarda Alba

Creative Team:

Director: Jorge de Juan

Set Designer: Ángel Haro

Lighting Designer: Nigel Lewis

Costume Designer: Isabel del Moral


Bernarda Alba: Teresa del Olmo

Poncia: Maite Jiménez

Adela: Marina García

Martirio: Elena Sáenz

Magdalena: Candela Gómez

Angustias: Marta Fochs

Amelia: Adela Leiro

María Josefa: Judith Arkwright

La Criada: Laura Arnáiz

Prudencia: Carolina Herran

La Casa de Bernarda Alba Reviews



‘The production is a triumph for director Jorge de Juan who has conjured such wonders from his cast and who explores the full complexity of Lorca’s masterpiece at a dizzying pace……’ *****

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‘The company have created an utterly believable, supremely performed show of eternally relevant torments that I’d encourage anyone to go and see.’ *****

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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.