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Classic tragic play celebrates diversity

The Wedding Party scene in Blood Wedding ANL-150204-135654001
The Wedding Party scene in Blood Wedding ANL-150204-135654001

A ground-breaking new version of the classic tragedy Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca will take to the stage at the New Wolsey Theatre from April 14 to 16, featuring a cast of both disabled and able-bodied actors.

With a reworked modern script by David Ireland, that brings the story bang up to date, this production is a celebration of diversity.

Blood Wedding is being co-produced by Dundee Rep Ensemble, Derby Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company.

Graeae Theatre Company champions accessibility and puts Deaf and disabled actors centre stage and have previously worked with the New Wolsey Theatre to create The Threepenny Opera and Reasons To Be Cheerful.

All performances of Blood Wedding will include a creative combination of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, captioning and audio description.

The play tells the story of a young man and woman who are overrun with passion and defy their families, with fatally heartbreaking consequences as a wedding party turns sour and two families are torn apart.

The production is directed by Jenny Sealey MBE, CEO and Artistic Director at Graeae, who is herself deaf.

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