Yerma by Holly Brindley

About The Production

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FOUL PLAY presented the WORLD PREMIER of Yerma by award-winning playwright Holly Brindley.


Holly Brindley poured the ingredients of Lorca’s Yerma into a 2019 Thermomix, exploring what might happen to the couple under the myriad contemporary pressures surrounding marriage and family today, asking: what happens when our desires equally pull and propel us from the ones we love?


8th - 23rd November 2019 

RUMPUS, 100 Sixth Street, Bowden

PLAYWRIGHT: Holly Brindley

ORIGINAL PLAYWRIGHT: Fredrico Garcia Lorca

DIRECTOR: Nescha Jelk

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Alira McKenzie Williams

STAGE MANAGER: Françoise Piron

SOUND DESIGNER: Sascha Budimski

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Lisa Harper Campbell


SOCIAL MEDIA: Sarah Lancaster


CAST YERMA: Yasmin Gurreeboo, JUAN: Nick Bennett


What the Critics said

''Every once in a while, you have an experience at the theatre that stirs you in such a way that you feel different leaving than when you entered. Foul Play’s production of ‘Yerma’, a contemporary adaptation of a Spanish script from 1934, is evocative, authentic, and deeply affecting...Gurreeboo and Bennett’s performances are electrifying...Yerma’ is presented in fragments, yet the work of the cast and crew have made it a stunningly cohesive study of the nature of human relationships. It is a truly extraordinary piece of theatre that makes me very excited for future work by Foul Play"

– Adelaide Theatre Guide, Sarah Westgarth

"…an unsettling, challenging and riveting one hundred minutes of theatre… Yerma, by virtue of its intimacy and stylized unfolding, is not for the faint-hearted and I believe it is a work for the informed, passionate and adventurous theatre-goer rather than someone seeking a night of light entertainment; although one can hope that in time, more audiences will seek such challenges with open minds and dare to approach new work rather than settle for comfortable or undemanding theatre experiences."
– Stage Whispers - Lisa Lanzi




The project was funded by Arts South Australia, Match Lab and significant in kind support from ActNow Theatre. Foul Play would like to thank all the generous supporters who donated to our ACF crowdfunding campaign.