The House of Bernarda Alba

by Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by Margery Withers


Tower Theatre, Canonbury
March 20 - 21 & 27 - 28, 1953

Cast List

Maria : Jean Bueno de Mesquita
Poncia : Margaret Skea
Servants to Bernarda Alba

Beggarwoman : Angela Rooks
Her child : Loraine Percival
Bernarda Alba : Margaret Hughes

Adela : Mary McCarthy
Magdalena : Susan Mindelsohn
Martirio : Alice Spaul
Angustias : Paula Munday
Amelia : Rosemary Noble
Her daughters
Prudencia, a neighbour : Annette Panter
Maria Josefa, Bernarda's mother : Bobbie Peacock
Village women : Edith Burdett, Jill Nicholson, Maxine Donald, Molly Rubeck, Esther Baker, Rita Ford, Rosemary Habgood, Denyse Macpherson, Elizabeth O'Hare, Jean Riddell

The House of Bernarda Alba


The House of Bernarda Alba

Production Team

Director : Margery Withers
Set Design : Jesse Watkins
Lighting : Ronald Francis, Sydney Pearson
Songs for Acts II & III composed by E M Torner
Guitar music specially recorded by A Martinez

Stage Director : Fred Radley
Stage Manager : Harry Allison
ASMs : Michael O'Hare, Rowland White, Ken Fraser
Wardrobe : Rita Ford
Properties : Roger Ford
Set construction : Tower Theatre Workshop