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Drama | Milton Court
Event type:
Booking required | In-person
£15 (£8 concessions) + booking fee
Milton Court Theatre

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by Federico García Lorca 
translated by Ursula Rani Sarma

Suffocating in a life void of passion, a young woman longs for a child but is tormented by the social stigma of being in a childless marriage. As she desperately turns to unconventional sources for answers, her controversial actions send shockwaves through her community.

Lorca’s compelling and elemental tragedy taps into some of the most universal themes of theatre – love, passion, sexuality and marriage – to tell the story of one woman’s quest to become a mother.

This production, directed by Sophie Dillon Moniram, revives Ursula Rani Sarma’s adaptation of Yerma which premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2011.

“Lorca believed theatre should be ‘poetry that becomes human enough to talk’; and Sarma's version speaks more clearly than most.” The Guardian

Content Warning: Please note, this production contains adult content including strong language, violent scenes of murder, abuse of and discrimination against women, scenes of a sexual nature, themes of pregnancy and fertility issues, and references to depression and suicide. These performances also include the use of haze.  

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval.


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Venue information

Milton Court, based across the road from our Silk Street building, provides the School with world-class performance and training spaces, including a state of the art concert hall, a lyric theatre, a studio theatre and several major rehearsal rooms.

Milton Court, 1 Milton Street, London, EC2Y 9BH