Yerma
By Federico Garcia Lorca


6-8, 12-15 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Matinée 15 June at 2.30pm


“Theatre cannot be anything other than emotion and poetry.”


Lorca’s classic play of female isolation, passion and frustration in a male-dominated world has both emotion and poetry in abundance.


In rural Spain of the 1930’s, a childless woman in a cold marriage becomes so obsessed with the idea of motherhood that her frustration leads her to commit a terrible crime that ultimately kills her own dreams.


Lorca’s play sees the collision of female sexuality and toxic masculinity, Catholicism and paganism, tradition and change dressed in evocative poetry, song, imagery and ritual. It results in an adult parable of dark beauty and visceral humanity.