Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

3.9 (11) · Classic Drama

"We’re all curious about what might hurt us…"

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20 September 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Remember Yael Farber’s earthy production Miss Julie, relocated to post-Apartheid South Africa? Or her unsettling revival of The Crucible? Or her ritual infused production of Les Blancs at the NT? If you do, then you will know that things bode well for her production of Lorca’s play. It comes in a new version by Irish playwright Marina Carr and has a really tasty cast including Brid Brennan, Olwen Fouere and Annie Firbank. The Young Vic had a massive Lorca hit with Yerma in 2016, so Farber has a big act to follow. But she should be well up to the task of telling a story of passion and tradition on an explosive collision course.”


What do you do when the day that’s supposed to be the happiest of your life becomes a living nightmare?

A repressed, passionate love affair rears its head on the day two young people tie the knot. What is done cannot be undone.

Multiple award-winning director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs, Mies Julie, The Crucible), brings Federíco Garcia Lorca’s most famous tragedy Blood Wedding to the Young Vic in a new version by Marina Carr.

Critic reviews

Beautiful, brutal adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s play by Marina Carr and Yael Farber

The Stage

While fascinating, it can all feel a bit formless


Atmospheric, earthy and boldly close to the preposterous

Evening Standard

Inventive, poetic if over-stretched revival of Lorca's rural tragedy

The Arts Desk

You'll basque in the inky gloom of humanity, and it's actually quite cathartic

Broadway World

Bold and beautiful tale of doom

The Guardian

Unfaltering as moonlight

Financial Times

Yaël Farber directs a forceful but numbingly dour take on Lorca’s intense rural revenge tragedy

Time Out

Atmospheric but rootless revival of Lorca's gut-punch classic

The Telegraph

This whole production is effortless

A Younger Theatre

Of this show’s director, Yaël Farber, it could be said that she has a terrible weakness on her for portentous gloom

The Times

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 19 Sep - Sat 2 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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