Royal and Derngate, Northampton, 2012
Creator Federico Garcia Lorca
Writer Tommy Murphy
Donna Berlin, Jim Bywater, Alicia Davies, Ery Nzaramba & Amanda Wilkin
With The Bacchae
and Hedda Gabler
, Blood Wedding
forms part of 2012's unique trilogy of plays, Festival of Chaos
. A two month celebration in Northampton, the Festival explores the contemporary relevance of the god Dionysus.
Tommy's new adaptation, combining music and poetry, of Federico Garcia Lorca's haunting masterpiece receives it's world première at the Royal and Derngate
In a close-knit community in rural Spain, a long-term feud between two warring households simmers under the burning sun.
A desperate mother reluctantly agrees to her son’s choice in bride, but on the day of the wedding her worst fears are realised when the bride disappears with a former lover. The flames of the family feud are re-ignited, and the fleeing couple are cornered in the depths of a mysterious forest.