The House of Bernarda Alba

The House Of Bernarda Alba

adapted by Patricia Cornelius after Federico García Lorca

25 May — 7 July 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

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?

Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. No interval.

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Candy Bowers

Marti

Peta Brady

Peta Brady

Angela

Julie Forsyth

Julie Forsyth

Penelope

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Bessie Holland

Magda

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Sue Jones

Maria

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Melita Jurisic

Bernadette

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Emily Milledge

Adele

Leticia Cáceres

Leticia Cáceres

Director

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Marg Horwell

Set & Costume Designer

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Sound Designer

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Irine Vela

Composer

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Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

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Cassandra Fumi

Assistant Director

More Information

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. 

You can also download a copy of the show programme for The House of Bernarda Alba before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – ranging from interviews to podcasts – can be found throughout the season here at mtc.com.au/backstage.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance