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BLOOD WEDDING
By Federico Garcia Lorca • Translation by Gwynne Edwards • Directed by Alice Evans

17-21 April 2012
At the Oxford Playhouse • Book tickets online or call the Box Office on 01865 305305

In Alice Evan’s last outing with OTG as a director she co-devised our 2009 production of Alice’s Adventures Underground and Blood Wedding promises to be an equal treat for audiences.  View the trailer below to get a flavour. In a production featuring an original score by local music teacher Trevor Davies, Oxford Theatre Guild has worked with renowned flamenco guitarist Rafael [http://flamencoguitarist.com/] to create a rich soundscape of voice and rhythm. The beautiful set evokes a Spanish farm kitchen, a sumptuous wedding party and a forest at midnight and has been designed by Vince Haig [http://www.barquing.com/projects] whose previous productions include OTG’s Humble Boy and ElevenOne’s Tom and Viv and The Plays the Thing

A simmering vendetta between two families in 1930s rural Spain is the backdrop to Lorca's timeless classic. A mother has lost one son through murder and now tries to focus on her remaining son’s future happiness as he woos the daughter of a neighbouring landowner.  On the eve of the wedding, the bride prepares to accept the honour and prosperity she will receive through marriage but first she has to decide between her intended groom and her lover Leonardo. The wedding party is a chance for celebration, music and song but her choice unleashes dark forces which have fateful consequences for both families. Using stunningly poetic language, Blood Wedding engulfs us in a world where desire and passion are pitched against claustrophobic ritual and repressed emotions.

 

 

Photography by Cate Field, music by Rafael

 

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