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The House of Bernarda Alba

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sebastian Barry 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Federico García Lorca 

  • Author Notes

    A version of the 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. The mother enforces an eight year mourning period, and tensions build.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    20

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Village Woman Lynda Gough
Angustias Olwen Fouéré
Village Woman Eithne McGuinness
Martirio Andrea Irvine
Village Woman Billie Traynor
Amelia Gertrude Montgomery
Poncia Ruth McCabe
Bernarda Alba Rosaleen Linehan
Maria Josefa Joan O'Hara
Prudencia Bernadette McKenna
Maid Emma Colohan
Beggar Sile Nugent
Village Woman Glynis Casson
Magdalena Justine Mitchell
Adela Isabel Claffey
Village Woman Eileen Fennell
Village Woman Marie McNamara
Village Woman Franchine Mulrooney
Village Woman Lisa Lambe
Village Woman Deirdre Ni Chinneide
Production Team  
Director Martin Drury
Set Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Davy Cunningham
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Designer Cormac Carroll
Movement Director Liz Roche
Fight Director Donal O'Farrell
Composer Nico Brown
Assistant Director David Horan
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Catriona Behan
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
PR Gerry Lundberg
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Casting Marie Kelly (1)

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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