A thrillingly modern adaptation of a classic play which is popularly studied throughout the world. Award-winning writer Rona Munro is one of Scotland's leading playwrights. Published to coincide with the world premiere of the adaptation: Scottish tour of production: Citizens Theatre, Glasgow (15 Sep-3 Oct 09); Dundee Rep Theatre (5-10 Oct 09); Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline (15-17 Oct 09); King's Theatre, Edinburgh (3-7 Nov 09).
Rona Munro is one of Scotland's leading writers. Her latest play The Last Witch premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival 2009 and her other plays include The Indian Boy (RSC), Watership Down (Lyric Hammersmith), Iron (Traverse Theatre, Royal Court and Manhattan Theatre Club).
'It is the most Spanish of plays, a powerful example of that almost untranslatable element in Spanish art, duende: an almost magical sense of the soul, at once anguished, yearning and exhilarated...one feels it in Lorca's play' Mark Brown, Sunday Herald, 27.9.09 'Rona Munro's bold translation for the National Theatre of Scotland is not the gimmick it may sound. This is a portrait of an all-female household cocooned from teh outside world by a domineering mother and fear of the paparazzi.' Mark Fisher, Guardian, 21.9.09