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Blood Wedding

Written by
Federico García Lorca

Directed by
Dino Dimitriades

A version by
Tommy Murphy

28 Oct – 03 Nov 2022
90 mins, no interval

About the show

“The knife, the knife! Damn the knife, damn all knives, damn the devil who created knives.”

Tommy Murphy (Holding the Man, Packer and Sons) brings his trademark wit and insight to his stunning version of Lorca’s tragedy of a woman loved by two men. Infused with the chaos of our contemporary moment, this is a bold vision of lost lovers, aggrieved elders and untethered tribal vengeance.

Director Dino Dimitriadis (Overflow, Cleansed) brings this visceral world to life, centring the tender and the beautiful in a world where sex, duty, lust and lineage collide.

This production may contain strong language, adult themes, theatrical haze and strobe lighting.

Thank you to Sydney Theatre Company, Resolution X and Trent Suidgeest


In order of appearance

The Mother
Evelina Singh

The Groom
James Casperz-Loney

The Maid/The Neighbour
Clare Hughes

Leonardo’s Mother in Law
Isobel Ferguson

Wife of Leonardo
Helena Cielak

Arun Clarke

Little Girl/Death
Georgia O’Brien

Father of the Bride
Jackson Jones

The Bride
Grace Stamnas

The Moon/A Cousin
Fabio Jaconelli

Arvin Bhattacharya***
Alyssa Peters***

Creative Team

Dino Dimitriadis*

Set/Props/Costume Designer
Soham Apte*

Lighting Designer
Ryan McDonald*

Mary Rapp

Sound Designer/Composer 
Jessie McGuigan

Video Designer/Systems
Keelan Ellis

Voice Coach
Laura Farrell*

Intimacy coordinator
Shondelle Pratt*

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
Eleanor Weller-Brown

Deputy Stage Manager
Isobel Morrissey

Assistant Stage Manager
Adetokunbo Abioye

Construction Manager
Nicholas Day**

Costume Supervisor
Oliver Hall

Props Supervisor
Jules Bisschoff

Head Electrician
Cameron Russell

Props Maker
Ally Vyner

Design Assistant
Angelina Daniel
Geita Goarin

Costume Assistant
Emily Christie
Giulia Zanardo
Arwen Davidson
Abby Dinger
Carol Gonzales
Naomi O’Connor
Sherydan Simson
Julianna Stankiewicz

This production may contain strong language, adult themes, theatrical haze and strobe lighting.

*         Guest
**       Staff
***     Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance