The Almeida presents The House of Bernarda Alba

Date Posted: 08/11/2011

Emily Mann’s new version of Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba will open at London’s Almeida Theatre on 19th January, running until the 10th March.

Directed by Bijan Sheibani, the cast comprises Shohreh Aghdashloo (Bernarda Alba), Jane Bertish (La Poncia), Pandora Colin (Angustias), Jasmina Daniel (Maria Josefa), Amanda Hale (Martirio), Seline Hizli (Amelia), Sarah Solemani (Maryam), Mia Soteriou (A Maid), Badria Timimi (Prudencia) and Hara Yannas (Adela).

Set in rural Iran, following her husband’s funeral powerful matriarch Bernarda Alba decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of eight years mourning. The only one it seems will escape this fate is the eldest daughter, Angustias, who is already betrothed to the village’s most eligible bachelor. In the strict confines of the house, jealousy and suppressed sexuality rise to the surface, and as Bernarda’s oppression of her daughters increases it is more than their liberty that is in danger.

For further information or to book, telephone: 020-7359 4404 or visit www.almeida.co.uk

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