Overview

Synopsis

One of Australia’s most eminent and awarded playwrights takes Lorca’s classic tragedy out of the villages of Spain and into the heat of rural Western Australia.
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Reviews

Cornelius is one of Australia’s most awarded and celebrated playwrights.

Daily Review
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Synopsis

With their mining-mogul father dead, the Alba household is in mourning. All four daughters have been called home by their matriarch mother to pay their respects and bunker down in the family home. The future seems wildly uncertain for all but the eldest sister, who has inherited a fortune and is engaged to the local heartthrob. But as tensions rise and tempers flare, will any of them have the power to alter their destiny?

Renowned playwright Patricia Cornelius takes Federico García Lorca’s classic tragedy out of the villages of Spain and into the heat of rural Western Australia to explore themes of passion, repression and isolation in an exhilarating adaptation directed by Leticia Cáceres (The Distance, The Effect) with a powerhouse cast including Candy Bowers (Lilith: The Jungle Girl), Peta Brady (SHIT), Julie Forsyth (Endgame), Bessie Holland (Wentworth), Sue Jones (Minnie and Liraz), and Emily Milledge (Joan) with Melita Jurisic (John) starring as the family matriarch.

A Melbourne Theatre Company commission.


Playwright Patricia Cornelius discusses adapting Lorca’s classic tragedy.

Cast & Crew

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Candy Bowers

Marti

Peta Brady

Peta Brady

Angela

Julie Forsyth

Julie Forsyth

Penelope

Bessie Holland

Bessie Holland

Magda

Sue Jones

Sue Jones

Maria

Melita Jurisic

Melita Jurisic

Bernadette

Emily Milledge

Emily Milledge

Adele

Leticia Cáceres

Leticia Cáceres

Director

Marg Horwell

Marg Horwell

Set & Costume Designer

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

Irine Vela

Irine Vela

Composer

Cassandra Fumi

Cassandra Fumi

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

Cornelius is one of Australia’s most awarded and celebrated playwrights.

Daily Review

Cornelius’ flinty, unsentimental approach to all-female drama, together with Melita Jurisic as Bernarda, should make this a season highlight.

The Age

Lorca is one of the few indisputably great dramatists of the twentieth century

The Observer

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language, sexual references and mature themes. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

    Further details regarding this production’s content will be available closer to the season. Please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800 for more information.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning Auslan interpreted

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