Yerma, starring former Doctor Who companion Billie Piper, is to be screened in UK cinemas next week. Those unable to catch Yerma on stage at the Young Vic in London will now be able to watch the play thanks to National Theatre Live. International screenings will also follow from next month.
Billie Piper’s astonishing central performance received plaudits from critics and audiences alike. The awards soon followed including an Olivier Award for Best Actress 2017 and Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre awards. Now the play will be broadcast live to cinema screens across the UK.
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).
Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.
Please note this broadcast does not have an interval.
Please note that this performance of Yerma includes strobe lighting and includes strong language.