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:

Risha Silvera
2019, Yerma
Cervantes Theatre
Nansi Nsue
Nansi Nsue
Actor
2019, Yerma
Cervantes Theatre
Pascale Behrman
2018, Yerma
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Leila Asghar-Ali
2018, Yerma
Cervantes Theatre
Megan Porter
Megan Porter
Actor
2017, Yerma
ALRA North
Alina Dieth
Alina Dieth
Actor
2016, Yerma
LAMDA
Ellen Mitchell
2016, Yerma
St Peter's Arts Centre
Nicole Bartlett
2015, Yerma
Bryony Miller
2015, Yerma
Eve Zohar
Eve Zohar
Actor
2015, Yerma
Rhiannon Broadhurst
2015, Yerma
Lakshmi Khabrani
2015, Yerma
Barons Court Theatre
Kathryn Roth
Kathryn Roth
Actor
2015, Yerma
La Swap College theatre
Irene Panni
Irene Panni
Actor
2014, Yerma
Stephanie Gilbert
2014, Yerma
Hana Rae Corvin
2014, Yerma
Caitlin McMillan
2014, Yerma
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Harriet Emery
2013, Yerma
ALRA
Molly Mckernan
2013, Yerma
Markova Theatre
Sophie O'Shea
2013, Yerma
John Lyon Theatre