A highly-physical version of Lorca’s scorching classic tale Blood Wedding comes to The Maltings, Berwick, next week.
Birmingham’s RoguePlay Theatre brings audiences this three-act tragedy of passion, morality and vengeance that pivots around the uneasy marriage of two villagers set against a violent backdrop of betrayal, family feuding and death. Combining the text with physical theatre, aerial circus and acrobatics, as well as a powerful Spanish soundtrack.
The piece was first performed in February 2012 by RoguePlay as a work-in-progress performance for an invited audience in Birmingham.
Since then the piece underwent a development week in February 2013 at Jacksons Lane Theatre, London, funded by the Arts Council England. The finished production is now touring nationally.
RoguePlay takes the audience through this passionate tale, where the supernatural meets the natural through stunning aerial work, where battles are fought through Capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), and where love and loss go hand in hand with poetry and Spanish guitar.
The audience follows the silent, fierce energy of Leonardo, the maternal instinct of the Mother that sours into obsession and flares into violence, the wild passion of the rebellious bride, the bloodthirsty Moon and the perverse sensuality of Death, in a tragic story where it seems the whole impulse of the universe is hostile to human fulfillment.
Blood Wedding starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, prices and booking details can be found on The Maltings website.