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The House of Bernarda Alba

  The House of Bernarda Alba Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company at The Garage, Norwich Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 4 April 2015 Norwich’s Theatre Royal Youth Company tackles Lorca’s final play in a version by David Hare with skill and commitment. It opens after Bernarda Alba has been widowed for the second time leaving her with five daughters and step daughters. She declares eight years of mourning upon the hapless girls in the claustrophobic confines of the hot Spanish household, proclaiming, ‘You have no right except to obey.’ However, young women’s rising passions and natural desires are not easily suppressed. As their struggles to break free of Bernarda (Kirsty Clarke) and each other reach a tragic ending, human nature cannot be held back by social normality. Director Michelle Montague produces intriguing moments of physicality to … Read entire article »

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