Winner – Best Revival – 2017 Olivier Awards!
Winner – Best Actress (Billie Piper) – 2017 Olivier Awards!
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role, joined by acclaimed Australian actor Brendan Cowell.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Australian director 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.
★★★★★ “National Theatre Live puts on their best work yet with Yerma” The AU Review
★★★★★ “Brutal yet ferociously funny” Metro
★★★★★ “Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca” The Observer
★★★★★ “A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic” The Independent
Co-star Brendan Cowell talks about performing in Yerma – Read the SBS article HERE
Please note: This is a live SCREENING of the theatre performance.