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★★★★★
‘Remarkably beautiful theatre that looks squarely at the murderous silence at the core of oppression’

The Guardian


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

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Sound Designer

Cassandra Fumi

Cassandra Fumi

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

5

Remarkably beautiful theatre that looks squarely at the murderous silence at the core of oppression

The Guardian

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

Daily Review
4

‘Jurisic is masterful. Forsyth is also extraordinary.’

Time Out
4

‘The House of Bernarda Alba is brutal as silence.’

Artshub

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language, sexual references, mature themes and use of herbal cigarettes. 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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