17 to 25 February 2017

in the Studio Theatre

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Blood Wedding

by Federico Lorca

directed by Chris Dangerfield

In 1928, García Lorca read a newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragic circumstances near Almeria, Spain. It became the inspiration for this play. Garcia Lorca, both a great lyric poet and a theatre director, fuses all of the elements of the stage - language, movement, ritual, colour, lighting, and music - into a single drama and investigates subjects which
fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual, and the constraints of the rural Spanish community.

Ted Hughes' version fuses Lorca's vision to his own, resulting in a powerful poetic text capturing the violence and pathos for an english-speaking audience.

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