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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


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  • Playwright

    Ursula Rani Sarma 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca

  • Author Notes

    A new version of Lorca's original play of the same name (1934)

  • Synopsis

    In this new adaptation, Lorca’s classic play is transplanted from the suffocating heat of Spain to a barren landscape much closer to home, bringing Yerma’s anguish at her childless marriage into heart-breaking focus. As the years pass, and the village women’s chorus of gossip about her grows ever louder, Yerma’s happy relationship disintegrates, forcing her to one last irrevocable act.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Pauline Hutton
Yerma Kate Stanley Brennan
Victor Peter Basham
Juan Jonah Russell
Maria Antonia Thomas
Performer Loveday Smith
Old Woman Helen Lymbery
Performer Elin Phillips
Dolores Mia Soteriou
Production Team  
Director Roisin McBrinn
Designer Paul Wills
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Sound Designer Mic Pool
Movement Director Yael Loewenstein
Fight Director Kate Waters
Composer Richard Taylor
Casting Director Camilla Evans

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the company website and from press cuttings.