Billie Piper (Her) in Yerma at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.
Simon Stone’s radically modern adaptation of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece has received incredible feedback. Yerma runs through until 24 Sept. Find out what audiences have been saying.
“An extraordinary theatrical triumph”
The Times – read the full review.
“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”
“from Billie Piper a central performance of such devastating emotional force that I wasn’t surprised to discover myself still visibly shaking from its effects on the Tube afterwards.”
The Independent – read the full review.
“What’s remarkable about Stone’s interpretation is its combination of technical rigour and moments of deeply uncomfortable humour. “
“It’s the quality of the performances that makes this a riveting hundred minutes, and Billie Piper is on raw, ferocious, spellbinding form.”
The Evening Standard – read the full review.
“Billie Piper is astonishing – everything about this production is on-point”
iNews – read the full review.
“Brilliantly staged by the author and impeccably acted throughout, it is a triumph”
“Ms Piper’s gut-wrenching performance in the best play I have seen this year that will remain indelibly stamped upon my heart”
The Sun – read the full review.
“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca”
The Observer – read the full review
“Brutal yet ferociously funny”
“This is unmissable, for the brilliant performances, the astonishing set-changes and the music”
Mail on Sunday
“Lizzie Clachan’s design is a reminder that the Young Vic is a place where theatre magic happens”
Time Out – read the full review.
“A sharply witty, slangily modern updating – you can’t take your eyes off Billie Piper”
The Daily Mail – read the full review.
“Piper gives a devastatingly powerful performance”
The Daily Telegraph – read the full review
“An electrifying theatrical experience”
Daily Express – read the full review
“Merciless and mesmerizing”
The New York Times – read the full review
“Wonderfully bold and sensitive writing and direction from Simon Stone”
The Sunday Times – read the full review
“Brendan Cowell brings great sympathy to the role of duffer husband John, Charlotte Randle is skittishly appealing as accidentally fertile sister Mary and many of the show’s swiftly diminishing moments of humour come from Maureen Beattie’s inspired Helen, the women’s no-nonsense mother.”
Financial Times – read the full review
“Splendidly acted on Lizzie Clachan’s elegant minimalist set”
Sunday Express – read the full review
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