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Yerma

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Federico García Lorca 

  • Author Notes

    A version of Lorca's original play.

  • Synopsis

    Yerma is the lonely housewife of a Spanish farmer. She longs to have a child, but believes she is unable to conceive. Upon learning from an elderly psychic woman that the problem may have more to do with her husband, Yerma rebels against her lonely life and her place in society by seeking out a handsome young man to seduce.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    11

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Maria Joan Sheehy
Washerwoman Siobhan Miley
The Female Mask Siobhan Miley
Sister-in-Law Anne Kent
Yerma Catherine Byrne
The Young Mother Bríd Ní Neachtain
The Wild Girl Pauline McLynn
The Pagan Woman Joan O'Hara
Juan Bosco Hogan
Dolores Maureen Toal
Victor Maurice O'Donoghue
Washerwoman Máire Ní Ghráinne
Sister-in-Law Joy Forsythe
The Male Mask William Kennedy (2)
Production Team  
Director Michael Attenborough
Designer Dermot Hayes (1)
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
Sound Dave Nolan
Movement Director Vincent O'Neill
Music by Terry Mortimer
Design Assistant Bairbre Murray
Production Manager John Costigan
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Una Marnell
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Lighting Operator Mick Doyle (2)
Set Construction Peter Rose
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Photography Fergus Bourke

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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.