(Rated 7/5 )
Have to do a quick review of this as don’t want it to disappear out of my heart, mind and memory before I record my experiences of it for posterity.
Sadly I was in a fair amount of pain and discomfort as I watched and wasn’t able to fully engage or experience it – massive shame for such an exceptional performance!
Original poem by Federico Garcia Lorca – this version was a modern day interpretation by Simon Stone. Well written, moving, clever use of flowing dialogue – people talking over each other etc - and humour but so clearly written by a bloke lol. I miss what I imagine was the powerful beauty of Lorca’s original and hope to at least read that one day. This version made a huge impact though and the entire cast excellent.
Billie Piper – as ‘Her’ – is astonishingly powerfully natural and 1000% believable! Even pretending to be happy you get that – you get the realness of her faking. Her Method is Living in Perfect Genuine Emotion
Yerma – Review by TheRestrictedReviewer © 2017