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Blood Wedding


  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Federico García Lorca

  • Adapted From Notes

    A version of the play by Federico García Lorca.

  • Setting

    A fluid space - Andalusia, County Offaly.

  • Synopsis

    In a village where tradition, blood ties and the land are sacred, an unnamed bride runs away from her wedding reception with her married former suitor, Leonardo. The bridegroom and Leonardo kill each other, leaving the bereaved women—Leonardo’s wife, the groom’s mother, and the bride—to bewail their losses. Marina Carr transposes Federico García Lorca's drama about star-crossed lovers and fatal factionalism from rural Spain to the Irish midlands.

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Weaver Bríd Brennan
Moon Thalissa Teixeira
Father Steffan Rhodri
Woodcutter 1 Roger Jean Nsengiyumva
Woodcutter 2 Faaiz Mbelizi
Mother Olwen Fouéré
Housekeeper Annie Firbank
Bride Aoife Duffin
Leonardo Gavin Drea
Wife of Leonardo Scarlett Brookes
Groom David Walmsley
Production Team  
Director Yaël Farber
Lighting Operator Megan Naylor
Lighting Programmer Liam Tranter
Sound Engineer Kyle MacPherson
Sound Operator Lateef Oshinowo
Automation Operator Harvey Barker
Automation Programmer Craig Tye
Stage Crew Harry Lawrence
Costume Supervisor Heidi Bryan
Costume Maker Naomi Isaacs
Costume Maker Hilary Wili
Costume Maker Rae Hildebrand
Costume Alterations Anna Barcock
Wardrobe Manager Rebecca Barnett
Dresser Maddie Bevan
Set Build Scott Fleary Ltd.
Scenic Artist Richard Nutbourne Scenic Studios
Associate Designer David Stein
Prop Maker Chris Towers
Designer Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer Emma Laxton
Composer Isobel Waller-Bridge
Movement Director Imogen Knight
Casting Director Julia Horan
Fight Director Kate Waters
Voice & Dialect Rebecca Gausnell
Voice & Dialect Brendan Gunn
Assistant Director Monique Touko
Assistant Director Emily Ling Williams
Production Manager Jasmine Sandalli
Stage Manager Laura Flowers
Deputy Stage Manager Alex Burke
Assistant Stage Manager Ella Saunders
Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager Kirsten Buckmaster
Flying Effects Freedom Flying

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and the published playscript.