Plays Directory : Yerma

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Overview
    Yerma is a young woman married to a man that is far more interested in farming and providing for her financially, than providing for her physical needs. Yerma wants a child, she yearns for one, and through the course of the play becomes more desperate, and employs more desperate means of having a child, slowly driving herself insane through this desperation. The play looks at the maternal instincts of women and shows a woman prepared to show her sexuality and go after what she wants. The poetry of Lorca is amazing, and although never fully realised through any translation I've read or seen, it still provides imagery that is truly beautiful. The scenes with the washerwomen showing the gossips of the town are very cleverly written and provide stunning visual and audio feasts. Written by Lorca in the backdrop of a Spain in revolution, and Lorca being a man who would go on to fight and die in the Spanish civil war the play has undertones of a voice trying to show that the way things are is not right and he wants change.
    Although the play does have these grand issues in it, what I feel the play is best at is its study of three deeply unhappy individuals. Yerma, her husband Juan, and Victor, the love of Yerma's life that never gains the courage to run away with her. This is what I remember the play for, and I would recommend it for that reason.

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8 known characters

11 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Alán Rodriguez
2019, Juan
Cervantes Theatre
Angela Doval
Angela Doval
Actor
2015, Juan
Will Gillham
Will Gillham
Actor
2014, Juan
Grange Court Theatre
Shaun Amos
Shaun Amos
Actor
2014, Juan
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers
Actor
2014, Juan
London school of dramatic art
Daniel Anderson
2014, Juan
Grange Court Theatre
Jamie Pigott
Jamie Pigott
Actor
2014, Juan
Bethnal Green Working Mens Club
Mitchell Snell
2013, Juan
Andrew Lambe
Andrew Lambe
Actor
2013, Juan
ALRA
Adam Varah
Adam Varah
Actor
2013, Juan
Andrew Armitage
2013, Juan
ALRA
Alexander McCoy
2013, Juan
Matthew McCarron
2012, Juan
West College Scotland
Leroy Noel
Leroy Noel
Actor
2012, Juan
The Crypt
Michael Farrell
2011, Juan
Waterside Theatre, Manchester.
Jamie Kwasnik
2010, Juan
Corbett Theatre
Jamael Westman
2009, Juan
Graveney School
Stewart McLaren
2007, Juan
Robert Powell Theatre
David Frias-Robles
2007, Juan
Simmons Theatre
Ediz Fehmi
Ediz Fehmi
Actor
2006, Juan
Corbett Theatre