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Blood Wedding

Royal and Derngate, Northampton, 2012 Creator Federico Garcia Lorca Writer Tommy Murphy Starring 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.

Blood Wedding by Tommy Murphy

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dares to be more subdued and yet carries a powerful poetic charge

Mark Shenton The Stage

Tommy Murphy’s admirable new adaptation honours both the poetic and dramatic qualities of Lorca’s play

Jane Shilling The Telegraph

Invigorating... The same versatile cast quicksilvers between crass comic cliche, haunting song and searing emotional power

Clare Brennan The Observer

it works. Brilliantly, in this adaptation by Tommy Murphy

Libby Purves The Times