García Lorca’s drama about the shattering effects of emotional repression on a family of cloistered daughters, in a version by playwright Rona Munro for the critically acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company.
When Bernarda’s husband dies, she locks all the doors and windows. She tells her grown-up daughers to sew and be silent. ‘There are eight years of mourning ahead of us. While it lasts not even the wind will get into this house.’ But locks can’t hold back the growing tide of desire…
Rona Munro’s version of The House of Bernarda Alba was first staged by Shared Experience Theatre Company at Salisbury Playhouse in March 1999 before a UK tour.
‘Rona Munro’s new translation is vigorous and direct’
— Sunday Telegraph