Production images have been released for Yaël Farber’s production which officially opens at the Young Vic Theatre tonight.
Now playing at the Young Vic Theatre, Yaël Farber’s (Les Blancs, Mies Julie, The Crucible) production based on Federico García Lorca’s tragedy with a new adaptation from the multi award-winning Irish playwright Marina Carr.
A bride promised. A blood vow broken. The vengeance of a village unleashed. Passions and traditions collide with unstoppable consequences as the mysteries of love and hate are explored against the backdrop of a community gearing up to unleash these elemental forces upon itself with unstoppable consequences. What’s done cannot be undone.
Written in 1932, Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding was a foreshadowing of the violence that would later tear his country apart as well as leading to his own end. In this brand new adaptation, set in a rural village of parched mountains and plains, Lorca’s meditation on the fate of the individual versus society is conjured into visceral new life.
The full cast for Blood Wedding includes Bríd Brennan, Scarlett Brookes, Gavin Drea, Aoife Duffin, Annie Firbank, Olwen Fouéré,Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Faaiz Mbelizi, Steffan Rhodri, Thalissa Teixeira and David Walmsley.
Meanwhile, the creative team includes: design by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Emma Laxton, composition by Isobel Waller-Bridge, movement by Imogen Knight, casting by Julia HoranCDG, fight direction by Kate Waters, voice and dialect by Rebecca Gausnell and Brendan Gunn, and Jerwood Assistant Directors Monique ToukoandEmily Ling Williams.
Blood Wedding will continue to play at the Young Vic Theatre until the 2nd November.