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Double Bill/ Blood Wedding and Dona Rosita the Spinster

Nationalist sympathisers murdered Spain’s most celebrated dramatist Federico García Lorca shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War in 1936. His innovative plays are renowned for their evocation of the profound and primitive passions of Spanish peasant life.

Blood Wedding

 

‘Blood Wedding is undoubtedly the greatest of Lorca’s plays…It is, clearly, the play on which Lorca’s international reputation has been built.’ (Gwynne Edwards)

Under a burning and unrelenting sun, two families prepare for a wedding with anticipation. Their destinies will be forever marked by their traditions, passions and suppressed past.

Dona Rosita the Spinster

 

Will Doña Rosita’s sweetheart return from South America? Who are the three young girls who frequently visit the Alhambra? Why do the teacher of political economy and the disabled Don Martin visit the house and where does Rose Mutabilis fit into the story?

Set in sharp contrast to Blood Wedding, Lorca’s Doña Rosita the Spinster, is a witty and movingly poetical portrayal of the plight of the central character.

‘…a searing drama of lost love and hope’ (British Theatre Guide)

‘Our hearts break as we see a vivid young woman, fresh as one of her uncle’s beloved roses, condemn herself to an arid life in a changing but still rigid society through her misplaced loyalty to a feckless fiancé.’ (Curtain Up Review)