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A sad looking bride played by Aoife Duffin looking straight at the camera.  She has a single teardrop about to fall from her right eye. The left side of her face is being overtaken with foliage. Photo by Sebastian Nevols. Concept by Emilie Chen.

Blood Wedding

By Federico García Lorca
In a new version by Marina Carr
Directed by Yaël Farber

Monday – Saturday: 7:30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2:30pm

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes with no interval

£10, £20, £30, £40

Previews: (19 - 24 Sept) £10, £15, £20, £25

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★★★★ 'A thing of beauty.' The Guardian

★★★★ 'An evening of magical realism that is beautiful but brutal.' The Times

★★★★ 'Utterly captivating. Farber's production won't disappoint.' Broadway World UK

★★★★ 'Yaël Farber directs with panache.' The Arts Desk

From the extraordinary creative vision of acclaimed director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs, Mies Julie, The Crucible) comes this evocative and visceral production of Federico García Lorca’s most famous tragedy, in a new adaptation by the multi award-winning Irish playwright Marina Carr.

A bride promised. A blood vow broken. The vengeance of a village unleashed.

Passions and traditions collide with unstoppable consequences as the mysteries of love and hate are explored against the backdrop of a community gearing up to unleash these elemental forces upon itself. What’s done cannot be undone.

Written in the summer of 1932, Lorca’s original Blood Wedding foreshadows the violence that would soon both tear his beloved country apart, and lead to his own tragic end.

In this brand new adaptation, set in a rural village of parched mountains and plains, Lorca's meditation on the fate of the individual versus society is conjured into visceral new life. A warning for our times. 

I want you green. Green wind, green branches. Boat on the ocean. Horse on the mountain.

'Magnetic performances.' Time Out

★★★★★ 'A tremendous success. Oozing with atmosphere.' The Upcoming

With Bríd Brennan, Scarlett Brookes, Gavin Drea, Aoife Duffin, Annie Firbank, Olwen Fouéré, Faaiz Mbelizi, Roger Jean NsengiyumvaSteffan Rhodri, Thalissa TeixeiraDavid Walmsley

Image Credit: Aoife Duffin. Photo by Sebastian Nevols. Concept by Émilie Chen.


Please note that this production contains scenes of violence and haze is used throughout. Please contact the Welcome Team if you require any additional information.

Adaptation by Marina Carr

Director Yaël Farber

Design Susan Hilferty

Light Natasha Chivers

Sound Emma Laxton

Composition Isobel Waller-Bridge

Movement Imogen Knight

Casting Director Julia Horan CDG

Fight Director Kate Waters

Voice and Dialect Rebecca Gausnell and Brendan Gunn

Jerwood Assistant Directors Monique Touko and Emily Ling Williams

With Bríd Brennan, Scarlett Brookes, Gavin Drea, Aoife Duffin, Annie Firbank, Olwen Fouéré, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Faaiz Mbelizi, Steffan Rhodri, Thalissa TeixeiraDavid Walmsley

Captioned performance 17 Oct, 7:30pm

Audio described performance 22nd Oct, 7:30pm

Please call our Welcome Team to discuss any access related questions or requirements.

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