Billie Piper is to star in the title role of a new production of Lorca's Yerma, beginning performances July 28 at London's Young Vic prior to an official opening August 4, for a run through September 24.
The play revolves around a woman whose fierce desire to be a mother is met with painful indifference by her husband, provoking a desperate reaction. This new contemporary version is written and directed by leading Australian director Simon Stone.
Piper was last seen on the London stage in Great Britain at the National Theatre, where she previously starred in the world premiere of The Effect. Her other theatre credits include Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Pretty at the Almeida and Treats at the West End's Garrick Theatre.
Stone's Sydney adaptation of The Wild Duck previously transferred to London's Barbican, and inspired his debut film feature The Daughter.
The production will be designed by Lizzie Clachan, with costumes by Alice Babidge, lighting by James Farncombe and music and sound by Stefan Gregory.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7922 2922 or visit youngvic.org.