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From Blood Wedding to the Last King of Scotland, the theatre to book now for October

Plus: Lungs at the Old Vic

By Michael Coveney   October 2019

Blood Wedding Young Vic, 19th September to 2nd November

Garcia Lorca’s deeply poetic and impassioned 1932 play charts the terrible consequence of a marriage that defies convention and tribal affiliation. Like all his dramas, it draws on Spanish rural culture and peasant ritual. The South African director Yaël Farber offers what promises to be a powerful new reading of a text re-written by Irish dramatist Marina Carr. In the past, Farber has managed similar feats of inventive appropriation with Strindberg’s Miss Julie and Arthur…

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