It has been announced that Billie Piper will return to her award-winning role in Simon Stones adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s ‘Yerma’.
Piper and the original cast will return to the Young Vic for a limited run from July 26th to August 31st.
Following the play’s original outing in 2016, Piper received an Evening Standard Theatre award for Best Actress for her role as a young woman who is unable to bear children, and the disastrous consequences this has on her family and on her life. Yerma means “barren” in Spanish.
Yerma was written and first performed in 1934. It was described by Lorca as “a tragic poem” about a woman who is driven to commit a crime because of her obsession with bearing a child.
For those unable to make it to the Young Vic, ‘Yerma’ will screen live into cinemas worldwide as part of National Theatre Live on Thursday 31 August. Encore screenings will follow at some cinemas.
For cinema tickets and venue information, visit ntlive.com.