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Blood Wedding


  • Playwright

    Dermot Healy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Federico García Lorca 

  • Author Notes

    Translated from the original play by Federico García Lorca.

  • Synopsis

    Just after her wedding, a bride runs away with another man. When her new husband finds the couple, the two men kill each other and all are left to mourn.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.


Original Cast  
The Bride Mary Ryan
Third Girl Averyl Dooher
Servant Tani Bentis
Mother Joan O'Hara
Girl Darina Gallagher
Second Girl Darina Gallagher
Neighbour Fiona York
Youth Adrian Eames
Bridegroom John Gaffney
Mother-in-Law Noreen Egan
Wife of Leonardo Siobhan Dooney
Leonardo John Vincent Cantwell
Father of the Bride Paddy Dooney
Girl Suzanne Colleary
Woodcutter Terry Browne
Young Man Terry Browne
Woodcutter Ronan McEvilly
Guest Ronan McEvilly
Youth Christopher Callery
Woodcutter Christopher Callery
Beggar Woman Brenda Boyle
Little Girl Phena Dooney
Guest Stephan Jorgensen
Guest Cathy Murphy
Guest Carina Newell
Neighbour Bridie Ferguson
Neighbour Angela Gallagher
Production Team  
Director Frank Conway
Designer Frank Conway
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Costume Designer Monica Frawley
Sound Ronan McDermott
Choreographer Mary MacDonagh
Music Composed by Barry Brennan
Music by Barry Brennan
Music Composed by Padraic Meehan
Music by Padraic Meehan
Musician Paddy Dooney
Musician Bernard Flatherty
Musician Joe Kennedy
Stage Director Ann Murray
Stage Manager Paul Tucker
Assistant Stage Manager Abigail Braiden
Assistant Stage Manager Rachael McGovern
Set Construction Arena Construction
Wardrobe Imelda Peppard
Wardrobe Anne Stokes
Wardrobe Wendy Winter
Wardrobe Marie Healy
Poster Designer Conor Gallagher
Make-Up Kate MacDonagh
Administrator John O'Dea



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Conville & Walsh Literary Agency

  • Address

    5th Floor, Haymarket House
    28-29 Haymarket
    London SW1Y 4SP

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7393 4200

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.