National Theatre: Yerma

National Theatre: Yerma

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

2:00 pm | $12/$10 members | Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes |
Please note this broadcast does not have an interval.

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.

“An extraordinary theatrical triumph”
The Times

“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca”
The Observer

“Stunning, searing, unmissable”
Mail on Sunday

“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”
The Independent

“Harrowing and astonishingly funny – 100 electrifying minutes”
The Sun

“Billie Piper is on raw, ferocious, spellbinding form”
The Evening Standard

“Brutal yet ferociously funny”
Metro

“Billie Piper is astonishing – everything about this production is on-point”
iNews

“Piper gives a devastatingly powerful performance”
The Daily Telegraph

“Wonderfully bold and sensitive writing and direction from Simon Stone”
The Sunday Times

“Piper gives a devastating portrayal of all-consuming female despair”
Financial Times

“Simon Stone’s radical update of Lorca is astonishingly powerful”
Time Out

“A sharply witty, slangily modern updating – you can’t take your eyes off Billie Piper”
The Daily Mail

“Splendidly acted on Lizzie Clachan’s elegant minimalist set”
Sunday Express