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Spring Season 2004

Lorca's Blood Wedding is a classic of twentieth-century theatre. The story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual, and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted. Ted Hughes's version stays close in spirit and letter to the original Spanish. With marvellous directness, he fuses Lorca's vision to his own, and the result is a powerful poetic text which captures all the violence and pathos of the play for an English-speaking audience.

BRIDE - Elizabeth Segojame
BRIDEGROOM - Ian Travis
WIFE - Hannah Cowan
FATHER - Andrew Rosser
MOTHER - Semira Ghahhary
SERVANT/NEIGHBOUR - Tracie Daly
LEONARDO - Patrick O' Sullivan
BEGGAR / GIRL 1 - Pamela Fabre
MOON / GIRL 2 - Krissi Bohn
WOODCUTTER 1 - Chris Anderson
WOODCUTTER 2 - Alan Neal
WOODCUTTER 3 - James Patterson

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