Blood Wedding

By Frederico García Lorca in a new version by David Ireland
Presented by Graeae, Derby Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble
Directed by Jenny Sealey, February – April 2015
  • The Stage "Audio description, BSL interpretation and captioning are all used in the production but the real skill here is that none of it feels like an add-on. It’s all integral to a dark, highly charged, often self-mocking drama where nothing is off limits…All together, it’s a triumph – played out within the giant, fragmented picture frame of Lisa Sangster’s versatile set…another groundbreaking production from Graeae." Read more...
  • The Scotsman "[a] rich and fascinating new Dundee Rep production by the great Jenny Sealey of Graeae Theatre Company, which co-produces the show along with Derby Theatre. Graeae is famous for its globally acclaimed work with disabled performers; and David Ireland’s brave and thrilling adaptation of the text, set in a roughly contemporary UK full of Scottish, Irish and estuary voices, noises up a series of issues around inclusion, exclusion and prejudice." Read more...
  • The Herald "David Ireland’s soap opera style reboot of Federico García Lorca’s classic tragedy…remaining remarkably faithful to Lorca’s original narrative, only with extra lashings of black humour." Read more...
  • TV Bomb "Where Blood Wedding really excels is not only in showcasing the abilities of disabled performers, but also in making theatre accessible in every way, something Sealey has championed throughout her career." Read more...

In this day and age, anybody can love anybody. Or are there still taboos?

David Ireland’s radical new take on Lorca’s play re-fuels this classic story with a contemporary twist. Jenny Sealey and David Ireland push this tale of searing lust, love and rebellion to its limit.

When young lovers are overrun with passion, infatuation and defiance – the consequences are explosive. Directed by Jenny Sealey, this modern day re-telling of a classic features Graeae’s creative combination of BSL interpretation, captioning and Audio Description in a brand new script from award-winning writer, director and actor David Ireland.

BSL Interpretation


The play contains strong language and scenes and themes of an adult and sexual nature. Ages 14 and over.

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  • Olivia (Bride)
    Amy Conachan
  • Alex (Bride's Father)
    Gerard McDermont
  • Shirley (Olivia's Aunt)
    Ann Louise Ross
  • Vicky (Leonardo's Wife)
    Millie Turner
  • Leonardo
    Miles Mithcell
  • Eilieen
    Irene Macdougall
  • Alma (Mother in Law)
    Alison Halstead
  • Agnes (Mother)
    EJ Raymond
  • Edward (Groom)
    Ricci McLeod
  • Author — Federico García Lorca
  • Adaptor — David Ireland
  • Translator — Sarah Wright
  • Director — Jenny Sealey
  • Designer — Lisa Sangster
  • Lighting — Ian Scott
  • Music — Philip Pinsky
  • Video Design — Tim Reid
  • Choreographer — Mark Smith
  • Assistant Director — Nicola Miles-Wildin