Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
BLOOD Wedding, a story of love, lust and betrayal,
opens at the Almeida theatre on May 12, 2005, (previews from May
5) for a limited period only - until June 18, 2005.
Inspired by real-life events in rural Spain, Blood Wedding
spotlights the ultimate love triange - the bride, leaving
her husband-to-be at the altar, eloping instead, with her childhood
Not surprisingly, the passions of
both men involved run high, with dramatic consequences.
It will star Gael Garcia Bernal, who recently received well-deserved
acclaim for his part in The
Motorcycle Diaries, as well as previous performances
in Bad Education
and Y Tu Mama Tambien.
Adapted for theatre by Tanya Ronder, from a work by Federico
Garcia Lorca, Blood Wedding will be directed by Rufus
Norris who was responsible for Festen.
Tickets are now on sale and range from £6 to £27.50.