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National Theatre at Home: YERMA
Now Streaming with NT at Home

National Theatre At Home presents the Young Vic production of


by Simon Stone after Federico García Lorca
Direction Simon Stone

National Theatre at Home: Yerma

A Young Vic Production filmed by National Theatre Live.

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. 

Set in contemporary London, this radical production of Lorca’s classic tragedy builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Billie Piper plays the title role. 

★★★★★ "An extraordinary theatrical triumph" The Times
★★★★★ "Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca" The Observer
★★★★★ “Stunning, searing, unmissable” Mail on Sunday
★★★★★"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classicThe Independent

Yerma is currently not available in the USA.  

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Did you know?

The Young Vic’s critically-acclaimed productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire and Yerma are part of the National Theatre Collection – a resource which makes the best of British Theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector.

Production photography by Johan Persson

Direction Simon Stone   

Design Lizzie Clachan    

Costumes Alice Babidge  

Light James Farncombe   

Music & Sound Stefan Gregory  

Video Jack Henry James   

Casting Julia Horan CDG


Maureen Beattie, Brendan Cowell, John MacMillan, Billie Piper, Charlotte Randle, Thalissa Teixeira


An Audio Described version of Yerma will be made available on National Theatre at Home from Monday 21 December 2020.