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Season 2012

Blood Wedding

// Married life is a killer

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In this remarkable bilingual production directed by Marion Potts, the lush lyricism of Federico García Lorca’s writing is wedded to a contemporary sensibility utterly of the now.

Devastating romance, a clash between desire and tradition, a rich paean to the Spanish soil and its culture of passion and ritual — Lorca’s tour de force is all of these things.

Here, with music by Tim Rogers, and a cast of actors from across the globe, Blood Wedding will speak afresh of love’s impossible magnetism, with the rhythms and poetry of Spanish as the refrains to which this timeless drama insistently returns.

'A rare gift to Melbourne audiences – a chance to see justice done to one of Spain’s greatest poets ... [Potts] has directed Blood Wedding with profound cultural sensitivity, integrity of vision, emotive force and poetic power.'

- THE AGE
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By / Federico García Lorca
Adapted by /  Raimondo Cortese
Directed by / Marion Potts
Set and Costume Design / The Sisters Hayes
Lighting Design / Paul Jackson
Composition / Tim Rogers
Sound Design / Russell Goldsmith
Assistant Director / Claudia Escobar
Performed by / Silvia Colloca, Nicole Da Silva, Ivan Donato, Mariola Fuentes, Ruth Sancho Huerga, Irene del Pilar Gomez, Matias Stevens, Greg Ulfan, David Valencia

Production partners and supporters

Blood Wedding is proudly supported by Qantas.

Developed in the Engine Room thanks to support from CAL Cultural Fund.

Photography by / Garth Oriander