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Yerma Q&A video: Would Lorca have become the 20th-century’s greatest writer if he’d lived?

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Federico Garcia Lorca spent three months in Cuba in 1930 – six years before he was assassinated (aged just 38) by Franco nationalists in his native Spain. He fell in love with the Caribbean island nation and it with him. And it’s this association that inspired Jorge de Juan in his new adaptation of Lorca classic Yerma.

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Blood Wedding Q&A podcast: The one where Terri went on instead of the play

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At the Omnibus Theatre last Wednesday, Blood Wedding’s 7.30pm start time was delayed as one of the actors was trapped on a broken down overground train. I was already there to chair a post-show Q&A with adapter/director George Richmond-Scott so we decided to make it a pre-show Q&A.

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VIDEO: Lorca classic The House Of Bernarda Alba comes to London’s home of Spanish theatre

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Lorca classic The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) gets a major new production – with performances in both Spanish and English – at the custom-built Cervantes Theatre, the new home for Spanish and Latin American drama in London. Have a look at our sneak-peek trailer and full casting news – then get booking! After the success of its opening …

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14+ shows most likely to make critics’ #theatre2016 list of lists

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I rounded up my personal choices in a recent blog and have enjoyed reading and publishing the scores of Year in Review blogs (nearly 30!) from My Theatre Mates colleagues in recent weeks. As an addendum, I’ve now rounded up critics’ round-ups in other publications.