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Blood Wedding – Omnibus Theatre, London

Writer: Federico Garcia Lorca Adaptor/Director: George Richmond-Scott Reviewer: Joanna Trainor Have you ever seen someone seductively mop a floor before? Because watch out for that, front row. George Richmond-Scott’s adaptation of the Lorca classic, Blood Wedding, is very much a play of two halves. Not that’s necessarily a negative attribute, but the interval in-between means there isn’t enough to gel ...

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Las Hermanas/Concerto/Gloria – Leeds Grand

Music: Frank Martin, Dmitri Shostakovich, Francis J.M. Poulenc Producer: Antony Dowson Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood To celebrate the late Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Northern Ballet presents a triple bill of his works, Las Hermanas, Concerto and Gloria this season. The audience has an opportunity to pay tribute to the legendary choreographer whose works continues to inspire many today. The programme opens with ...

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The House of Bernarda Alba – Cervantes Theatre, London

Writer: Federico Garcia Lorca Director: Jorge de Juan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “To be born a woman is the worst punishment” claims the titular character in Federico Garcia Lorca’s frequently revived play The House of Bernarda Alba, and, although written in 1936 it’s hard to entirely disagree. European society may have moved on, but the return of Jorge de Juan’s 2017 ...

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The House of Bernarda Alba – theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Federico GarcíaLorcaDirector: Steve GreenReviewer: Joanna Trainor The heat, the house, the clothing; everything in the House of Bernarda Alba is oppressive. Fourth Monkey’s performance of the classic Lorca play is as claustrophobic for the audience as it is for the characters.After the death of their Father, an eight year mourning period is placed upon the five daughters of Bernarda. ...

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The House of Bernarda Alba – King’s Head Theatre,London

Writer: Federico Garcia Lorca (adapted by David Hare) Director: Scott Hurran Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Five daughters return from their father’s funeral in rural Spain to be told by their overbearing mother, Bernarda, that they will endure eight years of mourning. A tradition in her family, she states that the girls will not be permitted to leave and nothing will be ...

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Olives and Blood – Brixton East, London

Writer: Michael Bradford Director: Prav MJ Reviewer: Agnes Frimston [rating:5] Olives and Blood focuses on the murder of the poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca by the Franco regime in 1936, and one of those particular men present, Trescante, who we meet forty years later. Trescante has spent the intervening years bragging about his involvement in silencing Lorca’s “voice”, and ...

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Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen – Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff

Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:3.5] Raw with emotion, enigmatic and evocative – the songs of Leonard Cohen, arguably the most mysterious and sub-textual songwriter the English-speaking world has ever known, can with truth be said to speak for themselves. Acoustic guitarist and singer Keith James, himself a songwriter and a fine exponent of the genre of folk and modern folk, brings ...

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Blood Wedding – New Diorama, London

Writer: Federico García Lorca Adaptor: Gareth Jandrell Director: Rachel Valentine Smith Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:2] In the Andalusia of Lorca’s rural tragedy, a bride and groom plan their wedding in a community still coming to terms with the scars of the past. The Bridegroom’s father and brother were killed in a feud with the local Felix family, and his mother ...

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