NT Live: Yerma
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. 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. 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). 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.
NT Live broadcast is now the only chance to see Billie Piper’s stunning performance, for which she won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Actress, as it’s one of theatre’s hottest tickets at the moment, sold out at the Young Vic. It’s a powerful, emotional and unforgettable modern drama, strikingly and inventively staged in a present-day setting.
"Brutal yet ferociously funny", Metro
"Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca", The Observer
"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic", The Independent
Running time: approx 120 minutes (no interval)
Please note that the performance of Yerma includes strobe lighting.
Tickets: £16 | £14 concessions
Members: £15 | £13 concessions
A £1 transaction fee applies
7pm (doors open 5.45pm)
Enjoy a pre-show supper for £8.50. Please book 48 hours in advance.