Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a classic of 20th century theatre. The story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted.
Ted Hughes’s version stays close in spirit to the original Spanish. With visceral directness, he fuses Lorca’s vision to his own, and the result is a powerful, poetic text which captures all the violence and pathos of the play for an English speaking audience.
Unreserved tickets: £8 (£4 concessions, Guildhall staff & students, Equity) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (Online Ticket Sales)
Venue: Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS
October 2012 Dates: Thursday 4th (7:30pm), Friday 5th (2:00on & 7:30pm), Saturday 6th (7:30pm), Monday 8th (2:00on & 7:30pm), Tuesday 9th (7.30pm), Friday 5th, Monday 8th (2pm), Tue 9th (7:30pm)
in a version by Ted Hughes
Christian Burgess director
Agnes Treplin designer
Neill Brinkworth lighting designer
Charlie Smith sound designer
Dan Shorten video designer
Sue Lefton director of movement
Music by Maria Camahort and Julian Philips