Blood Wedding (1989)

Mile End Road
10 Oct - 24 Oct 1989
  • by Federico García Lorca
  • Translator Jonathan Martin
  • Translator Mary Ann Vargas
  • Co-production Asian Cooperative Theatre

This new version of Blood Wedding, translated by Jonathan Martin  and Mary Ann Vargas, remained faithful to Lorca’s story and language, but sought to re-examine his universal work by drawing out similarities of Indian, Middle-Eastern and Gypsy cultures. The Gypsies followed a long trail from Rajasthan in India through to Southern Spain, itself under Moorish rule until the Fifteenth Century.

This production used thirteen actors and musicians with equally varied backgrounds, bringing their own histories to bear on a story which is legendary in any culture, but has resonance and profound meaning for us all.

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Cast List

  • Mona Hammond Mother
  • Paul Bhattacharjee Bridegroom
  • Jacqui Chan Neighbour/ Beggar Woman
  • Peggy Phango Mother in Law
  • Meera Syal Wife

Creative Team

  • Jonathan Martin Director
  • Rita Wolf Assistant Director
  • Ashley Martin Davies Designer
  • Nikki Gillibrand Designer
  • Akintayo Akinbode Music


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