Blood Wedding, adapted by Tommy Murphy, opens at Royal and Derngate
June 06, 2012
Blood Wedding, adapted by Tommy Murphy from Federico García Lorca's 1932 play, will run at the Royal and Derngate until 30 June 2012.
Tommy's new adaptation of Blood Wedding combines music and poetry in Lorca's haunting masterpiece about a long-running feud in a rural Spanish community. The play forms part of the Festival of Chaos, a trilogy of plays exploring the contemporary relevance of the god Dionysius.
"Tommy Murphy’s admirable new adaptation honours both the poetic and dramatic qualities of Lorca’s play" **** Jane Shilling The Telegraph
"it works. Brilliantly, in this adaptation by Tommy Murphy" **** Libby Purves The Times
"Dares to be more subdued and yet carries a powerful poetic charge" Mark Shenton The Stage
"Invigorating... The same versatile cast quicksilvers between crass comic cliche, haunting song and searing emotional power" Clare Brennan The Observer