Up In Arms are thrilled to announce the largest undertaking in the company's ten year history: a retelling of Lorca's Blood Wedding, developed at LAMDA over the last two years. Blood Wedding will tour in 2020, in co-production with Salisbury Playhouse and in association with Oxford Playhouse, PW Productions and Karl Sydow.
A Wiltshire village, 2019. Rob and his fiancee Georgie are checking out the village hall for their wedding reception. They think it's ideal, but Rob's mum isn't so sure and wonders if they are rushing into things. Just when they begin to talk her round, a school friend of Georgie's turns up, along with an old flame who could shatter the wedding plans. Very soon Georgie's past is making her question who really is the love of her life.
Barney Norris's explosive retelling of Lorca's classic tragedy sets the action firmly in a modern day village community that's rocked by revelations and gossip. His previous plays include Echo's End (Salisbury Playhouse), Nightfall (The Bridge Theatre, London) and The Remains of the Day.