Graeae Theatre Company, Derby Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present
In a new version by David Ireland
Directed by Jenny Sealey
This spring, a radical new take on Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding, co-produced by Graeae Theatre Company, Derby Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble will be touring to Derby Theatre, Beacon ArtsCentre, Greenock, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Liverpool Everyman after opening at Dundee Rep Theatre (4 – 14 March 2015).
Graeae’s Artistic Director Jenny Sealey MBE directs David Ireland’s modern day re-telling of a classic which is fuelled by searing lust, love and rebellion. When young lovers are overrun with passion and defy their families, the consequences are fatally heartbreaking as a wedding party turns sour and two families are torn apart.
All performances of Blood Wedding include a creative combination of BSL interpretation, captioning and audio description. The cast is made up of Deaf and disabled actors and non-disabled actors.
Graeae’s CEO/Artistic Director Jenny Sealey MBE says “Someone once said to me ‘Lorca did not write Blood Wedding for people like you (Deaf and disabled actors) to be in it’. Graeae, Dundee Rep and Derby Theatre beg to differ and challenge that statement with our adaptation by David Ireland, placing a glorious diversity of people centre stage, all of whom have a right to be there to claim their stake in the narrative.”
Tickets are now on sale at all venues.
The play contains scenes of an adult and sexual nature and strong language.
Recommended age 14+. Schools and colleges interested in booking, please contact Gemma Nicol, firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.