Bernada Alba

In association with Together Women and supported by Arts Council England

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Magdalena: ...I know I'm not going to marry. I'd rather carry sacks to the mill.

Anything except sit here day after day in this dark room.


Bernarda: That's what a woman is for.


Magdalena: Cursed be all women.” 

an extract from The House of Bernada Alba


She Productions are currently working on a new adaptation of Lorca’s The House of Bernada Alba. With research gathered through our ‘Empower’ Outreach programmes with female offenders this version will be set in a women’s prison.


Translated by Mariana Barberá

Adapted by Laura Turner

Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer


We are keen to connect with as many people as possible who have come into contact with the prison system (particularly UK women’s prisons) in whatever capacity. Can you help us?


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