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The House of Bernarda Alba

Tomorrow we are coming back with "The house of Bernarda Alba" and I will be so lucky to play the handmaid over two months. I can’t help thinking about the lives of so many women who have been serving in mansions and in other people’s lands , working without a break over endless days, enduring everything in exchange for putting some food on their tables and I think in how Lorca always looks for giving space to the most vulnerable people in his plays and that it is really a gift to have the opportunity to lend my body and voice to this nameless woman.

Mañana volvemos con “La Casa de Bernarda Alba” en el Teatro Cervantes y durante dos meses tendré la suerte de meterme en la piel de la criada. Se me vienen a la cabeza las vidas de tantas mujeres sirviendo en caserones y latifundios, trabajando sin descanso durante jornadas interminables, aguantando lo que les echen por un plato de comida y pienso en cómo Lorca siempre da espacio en sus obras a los más vulnerables y en que realmente en un regalo tener la oportunidad de darle cuerpo y voz a esta mujer sin nombre.

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Cervantes Theatre's 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.

Creative Team / Equipo Creativo

Director: Jorge de Juan

Set Designer / Escenógrafo: Ángel Haro

Lighting Designer / Diseño de luces: Nigel Lewis

Costume Designer / Vestuario: Isabel del Moral

Cast:

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

The handmaid / La Criada: Laura Arnaiz

Prudencia: Carolina Herran