A young man idolises the sanctity of marriage.
His fiancée yearns for passion and excitement.
Translated by Gwynne EdwardsFederico Garcia Lorca
(June 5, 1898 – August 19, 1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, also remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. An emblematic member of the Generation of ’27, he was murdered by Nationalist partisans at the age of 38 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
Five years have passed since two lovers have met. Now their wedding day has come, yet an unstoppable chain of events unfolds which leads the man on a surreal, and eventually tragic, journey of self-discovery.
Written following a disastrous love affair, the dream of eternal love is shattered in this neglected but powerful masterpiece. Lorca creates a twilight universe in which he explores the links between love, death and fantasy.
Charlotte Westenra‘s directing credits include Gladiator Games (Sheffield / Stratford East), Bloody Sunday with Nicolas Kent (Tricycle) and Waiting for Lefty (BAC).
Director Charlotte Westenra, Set Designer Ben Stones, Costume Designer Sarah Grange, Lighting Fiona Simpson, Original Music by Benedict Westenra
Cast includes Lewis Barfoot, Chrisopher Brandon, Gary Mackay, Mark Field, Caryl Morgan, Michael O’Hagan and Sophie Roberts