16th May, 2022 / 18:00 -
4th October, 2012
By Federico Garcia Lorca in a version by Ted Hughes
A classic of twentieth-century theatre, Lorca’s Blood Wedding 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 fascinate him: desire, repression, ritual and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted. With visceral directness, Ted Hughes 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, presented by Guildhall School actors.
Tuesday 9 October at 6pm, Silk Street Theatre
At this platform, the creative team for Blood Wedding will discuss the challenges of bringing text, music, movement and dance, design, lighting and video together to mount this production.
For more information please visit the Guildhall School of Music & Drama website.