NT Live: Yerma

"Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca," The Observer ★★★★★

Showing Times

Thu 31 Aug 19:00

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. 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.

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).  Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

"Brutal yet ferociously funny," Metro  ★★★★★

"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic," The Independent  ★★★★★

Film Information

Duration:
120 mins
Subtitled:
No
Certificate:
15

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