House of Bernarda Alba - full cast announced at Almeida

The full cast has been announced for House of Bernarda Alba, written by Federico Garcia Lorca in a new version by Emily Mann, which is at the Almeida Theatre, an off West End venue in Islington, from 19 Jan - 10 Mar 2012.

Cast includes Shohreh Aghdashloo (Bernarda Alba), Jane Bertish (La Poncia), Pandora Colin (Angustias), Jasmina Daniel (Maria Josefa), Amanda Hale (Martirio), Seline Hizli (Amelia), Sarah Solemani (Maryam), Mia Soteriou (A Maid), Badria Timimi (Prudencia) and Hara Yannas (Adela).

Directed by Bijan Sheibani, designed by Bunny Christie, sound by Dan Jones, lighting by Jon Clark, produced by Almeida Theatre.

Following her husband’s funeral in rural Iran, powerful matriarch Bernarda Alba decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of eight years mourning. The only one it seems will escape this fate is the eldest daughter, Angustias, who is already betrothed to the village’s most eligible bachelor. In the strict confines of the house, jealousy and suppressed sexuality rise to the surface. As Bernada’s oppression of her daughters increases it is more than the girls’ liberty that is in danger.

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