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. Angela has inherited a fortune and is engaged to the local heartthrob, but as tensions rise and tempers flare between her sisters, the future seems wildly uncertain.

Eminent playwright Patricia Cornelius has taken Federico García Lorca’s classic literary 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 superb cast including theatre legend Julie Forsyth (Endgame), Peta Brady (SHIT) and Bessie Holland (Wentworth) with Melita Jurisic (John) starring as the family matriarch.

A Melbourne Theatre Company commission.


Playwright Patricia Cornelius discusses adapting Lorca’s classic tragedy.

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

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Attendance Information

  • Contains strong language. 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.