Sixth Form Spanish Theatre Trip


Upper VI and Lower VI Spanish students went to see La Casa de Bernarda Alba on Monday. La Casa de Bernarda Alba is a play written by Federico Garcia Lorca. It tells the story of a domineering matriarch, Bernarda Alba, who imposes an eight-year mourning period on her five daughters after the death of her second husband. The play explores themes such as repression, desire, jealousy, and the search for freedom in a patriarchal society. The tensions between the daughters and their mother escalate, leading to tragic consequences. Ultimately, the play is a critique of the oppressive nature of traditional Spanish society and the limitations imposed on women within it.   

This is what Maria and Siena, two A Level students wrote:
On Monday 27 February, Maria and I, accompanied by the higher level IB and A-level Spanish students, were taken to see ‘La Casa de Bernarda Alba’ at Cervantes Theatre in London.  Having studied the play last year we were very excited at the prospect of seeing it live and it did not disappoint! 

The ambience of the theatre was lovely and although it was very small, this gave for a more personal feel and allowed us to fully absorb the play.  Each of the characters were developed, and brought new perspectives to our interpretations of the play.  

The set was subtle and minimal but this created an opportunity to really take into account the small details taken by the director and the actresses to make this performance that much better.  It was a fantastic opportunity to practise hearing authentic Spanish and we, along with the other Spanish students, are very grateful to Señora Trujillo and Señora Avila for taking us. 

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