Blood Wedding - New Wolsey Theatre

Blood Wedding

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BSL Synopsis

BSL Introduction to the cast

Blood Wedding trailer with audio description & captioning

Presented by Graeae, Derby Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble
By Federico Garcia Lorca in a new version by David Ireland
Directed by Jenny Sealey

In this day and age, anybody can love anybody. Or are there still taboos?

David Ireland’s radical new take on Lorca’s play re-fuels this classic story with a contemporary twist. Jenny Sealey and David Ireland push this tale of searing lust, love and rebellion to its limits. When young lovers are overrun with passion, infatuation and defiance - the consequences are explosive.

Winner of the TMA’s ‘Promotion of Diversity Award’, Graeae is a force of change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing disabled artists centre stage. Graeae’s Artistic Director, Jenny Sealey MBE, has directed the award-winning shows Reasons to be Cheerful and co-directed The Threepenny Opera. In 2012 she co-directed the London Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

David Ireland is an award-winning writer, director and actor. He was born in Belfast, trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and now lives in Glasgow.

The play contains scenes of an adult and sexual nature and strong language so we are recommending this for ages 14+

Includes a creative combination of BSL interpretation, captioning and audio description.

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Reviews of Blood Wedding

What the press say

★★★★ rich and fascinating new Dundee Rep production by the great Jenny Sealey of Graeae Theatre Company, which co-produces the show along with Derby Theatre. Graeae is famous for its globally acclaimed work with disabled performers; and David Ireland's brave and thrilling adaptation of the text, set in a roughly contemporary UK full of Scottish, Irish and estuary voices, noises up a series of issues around inclusion, exclusion and prejudice.

The Scotsman

★★★★ Audio description, BSL interpretation and captioning are all used in the production but the real skill here is that none of it feels like an add-on. It’s all integral to a dark, highly charged, often self-mocking drama where nothing is off limits... All together, it’s a triumph - played out within the giant, fragmented picture frame of Lisa Sangster’s versatile set... another groundbreaking production from Graeae.

The Stage

★★★★ David Ireland's soap opera style reboot of Federico Garcia Lorca's classic tragedy...remaining remarkably faithful to Lorca's original narrative, only with extra lashings of black humour

The Herald

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