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The House of Bernarda Alba

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca 

  • Author Notes

    A version of the original play by Federico Garcia Lorca.

  • Setting

    An Andalucian village over a period of three months in the 1930s.

  • Synopsis

    In rural Spain, five daughters exist in a cloistered household managed by their widowed mother and demented grandmother. Following the death of her husband, Bernarda Alba enforces an eight-year mourning period on her daughters, and tensions build.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    14

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Beggar Kate McClay
Mourner Kate McClay
Amelia Catherine Brennan
Martirio Mary Ryan
Mourner Barbara Adair
Prudentia Barbara Adair
Poncia Trudy Kelly
Maid Aingeal Grehan
Girl Ciara McKeown
Augustias Eileen Pollock
Magdalena Gerardine Hinds
Maria Josefa Finola Keogh
Adela Ethna Roddy
Bernarda Alba Sheila Ballantine
Production Team  
Director Helena Kaut-Howson
Designer Peter Ling
Lighting Designer Nick Beadle
Musical Advisor Debra Salem
Sound Effects Green Dolphin Studios
Production Manager Martin Hammond
Stage Manager Nick Waters
Technical Stage Manager Wallace McDowell
Deputy Stage Manager Niall Cranney
Assistant Stage Manager Sian Campbell
Set Construction Jim Carson
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes
Voice Coach Brendan Gunn
Administrator Mike Blair
Company Artistic Director Roland Jaquarello

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.