Classic tragedy Blood Wedding is coming to Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre in September.
George Richmond-Scott has realised his long-held dream of directing a modern adaption of Federico Garcìa Lorca’s story of familial conflict and fated love.
Blood Wedding tells the story of a woman and the two men that love her, examining the societal norms that keep her from being with the man she truly loves.
Londoner Richmond-Scott is also the associate director of the acclaimed West End show Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
In a daring reimagining of Lorca’s work, he moves the action to the heart of London’s Spanish community.
His show uses original live music and bold physicality to explore the universal themes of cultural division and the power of community from a female point of view.
He said: “This is an opportunity to explore Lorca’s classic through a new lens and what that means in the context of a modern urban world, reinventing his poetry to express the wants of city dwellers in 2018.”
He was keen to remain true to the play’s roots, while still allowing a contemporary audience to connect to the story.
He added: “We have developed a strong physical language that explores this deeply whilst honouring the original.”
Blood Wedding promises to deliver an explosive mix of fate, claustrophobia and grit, with just a streak of dark humour. Casting will be announced soon.
The show is for ages 12+ and will run from September 4-23. Tickets are £16 or £13 for concessions, available here.