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THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lynne Parker 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca
    A version of the play by Federico Garcia Lorca.

  • Setting

    Somewhere in the middle of Ireland, at some time in the not too distant past.

  • Synopsis

    In the middle of nowhere, during a heatwave, a strange family of women is locked into darkened rooms. They are mourning the death of their father, the last man to have entered the house. One of the rooms contains their grandmother, who their mother says is mad. Every so often she escapes. Mother reckons that eight years of mourning should be enough. By the time that is over, some of them will be old. A man has come looking for a rich wife. One of the daughters is an heiress. All of them want to escape.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    10

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Martirio Andrea Irvine
Amelia Niamh Linehan
Maria Stella McCusker
Prudence Stella McCusker
Bernarda Eleanor Methven
Adela Emma O'Neill
Servant Ger Ryan
Angustias Ger Ryan
Mrs Punch Carol Scanlan
Magdalena Catherine Walsh
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Designer Blaithin Sheerin
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Administration Assistant Paula Clamp
Production Manager Guy Barriscale
Stage Manager Jackie Doyle
Dialect Coach Brendan Gunn
Administrator Patricia McBride

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, and from the company archive, which is held at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.