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"STRIKINGLY STAGED, HEART-FELT THEATRE"

Yerma

by Federico Garcia Lorca

Adapted by Biyi Bandele

2001

 

 

 

 

"superb production...a memorable evening"

Manchester Evening News

 

"strong, beautiful, and emotionally absorbing...the sheer energy of the show, the singing, the dancing, makes the production a joy"
The Scotsman

 

 

 

This adaptation by Biyi Bandele  of Federico Garcia Lorca's 1934 play was transposed to a traditional Northern Nigerian community where failure to give birth robs a woman of her purpose for life and amplified the pain universal to childless women everywhere.

CA co-produced this production with Fifth Amandment and Theater Chipping Norton, touring it to several venues in the UK as well as part of the 2001 Edinburgh International Festival.