As part of the exceptional National Theatre Live, Yerma, a play starring Billie Piper in its lead role, will be screened at cinemas across the UK this Thursday – that’s 31st August 2017.
This is your last opportunity to see the performance, live, with the former Rose Tyler actress (who also played the Moment in The Day of the Doctor); the original cast returned for Yerma between 26th July and 31st August at the Old Vic Theatre. It’ll be screened to cinemas nationwide, including Vue, Odeon, Reel, Cineworld, and Cinema de Lux.
International screenings take place from 21st September, so if you’re outside the UK and Ireland, keep an eye out for local listings.
This Simon Stone’s adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s original play, and here’s the synopsis:
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in 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.
Yerma features strobe lighting and strong language, so don’t take your kids along!
Unlike many National Theatre Live screenings, this one doesn’t include an interval. Take drinks and snacks with you, and time your toilet breaks well.
In its original 2016 run, Billie Piper received an Evening Standard Theatre award for Best Actress, and subsequently, an Olivier Award for Best Actress 2017.
Yerma – which means “barren” in Spanish – will be screened at participating cinemas across the UK at 7pm on Thursday 31st August 2017. Check on the National Theatre Live website for more details, or ask your local theatre.