This spring, a radical new take on Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding, co-produced by Dundee Rep Ensemble, Derby Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company will be touring to Derby Theatre, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Liverpool Everyman after opening at Dundee Rep Theatre (4 – 14 March 2015).
Graeae’s Artistic Director Jenny Sealey directs David Ireland’s radical new take on Lorca’s play which is fuelled by searing lust, love and rebellion. When a young man and woman are overrun with passion and defy their families the consequences are fatally heartbreaking in this modern day re-telling of a classic. Passion, rage and bloodshed ensue in a tale that pushes rebellion to its limits. The consequences are explosive as a wedding party turns sour and two families are torn apart.
All performances of Blood Wedding include a creative combination of BSL interpretation, captioning and audio description.
Graeae’s CEO/Artistic Director Jenny Sealey MBE said “Someone once said to me ‘Lorca did not write Blood Wedding for people like you (Deaf and disabled actors) to be in it’. Graeae, Dundee Rep and Derby Theatre beg to differ and challenge that statement with our adaptation by David Ireland, placing a glorious diversity of people centre stage, all of whom have a right to be there to claim their stake in the narrative.”
Tickets are now on sale at Dundee Rep.
The play contains scenes of an adult and sexual nature and strong language. Recommended age 14+.