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The House of Bernarda Alba


Federico Garcia Lorca

Directed by: Derek Slater

21st, 24th - 28th Mar 1992

The play takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba's second husband. After the mourners depart, the tyrannical matriarch announces to her five daughters that their period of mourning will last eight years. Obsessed with family honor, Bernarda rules the household with an iron fist, but all of her daughters secretly harbor a passion for Pepe el Romano, the handsomest man in the village. The eldest daughter is engaged to him, but the arrangement is a financial one, and it is the youngest daughter, Adela, who becomes his lover. When the truth finally breaks through the atmosphere of suppressed desire, jealousy, anger and fear, the consequences are tragic.

Bernarda Judy Parrack
Maria Josefa Joyce Pomfret
Angustias Christine Hall
Magdalena Jane de Vince
Amelia Heeather Burgess
Martirio Rebecca Smith
Adela Gill Gunn
Servant Alma Marples
La Poncia Doris Cocking
Prudencia Dorthy Ashcroft
Beggar Woman Mary Carthy
Women in mourning Hilda Knight
Cathryn Heap
Barbara Cook
Stage Manager Geoff Bird
Continuity Gill Berryman
Set Construction Norman Whitelam
Les Hinson
Pat Hohne
Derek Hohne
Gordon Butler
Cyril Hines
John Rowlands
Lighting Gordon Butler
Sound Cyril Hines
Properties Babs Frith
Pam Leonard
Mavis Rowlands
Make Up Edna Garner
Hair Styling Glenda Robinson
Photography Mike Shaw
Programme Cover Derek Frith
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