A co-production with Playful Productions, performances are scheduled for November 16, 2023-January 6, 2024, in the Lyttelton. Opening night is November 28.
Directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret, A Streetcar Named Desire), the cast will be led by Harriet Walter (Succession) in the title role with Isis Hainsworth (Romeo & Juliet) as Adela, Rosalind Eleazar (Slow Horses) as Angustias, and Thusitha Jayasundera (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) as Poncia.
They will be joined by Lizzie Annis as Martirio, Pearl Chanda as Magdalena, Bryony Hannah as Maid, Marcia Lecky as Prudencia, Eileen Nicholas as Maria Josefa, and Eliot Salt as Ameila. Catharine Humphrys, Asha Kingsley, Celia Nelson, Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart, Georgia Silver, Imogen Mackie Walker, Charlotte Workman, James McHugh, and Michael Naylor will complete the adult cast. Esma Akar, Livia Court and Sicily Rose De Bernardini will share the role of Young Girl.
In the domain of Bernarda Alba, a daughter who disobeys is no longer a daughter. Forced to live under their mother’s tight grip as they mourn their father’s death, the play examines whether five sisters can survive when young Adela dares for passion and freedom.
Composer Isobel Waller-Bridge (The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse) has composed an original score for the production, which will also feature set and costume design by Merle Hensel, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Peter Rice, casting by Alastair Coomer and Naomi Downham, and staff direction by Lilac Yosiphon.