Royal and Derngate to Present Updated Versions of The Bacchae and Blood Wedding
Rosanna Lowe's new version of Euripides' tragedy The Bacchae takes place in a modern city built on money and greed, where a riotous underground world is emerging. Performances will take place in the Chronicle and Echo Printing Press Rooms.
In his new version of Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding, Tommy Murphy combines poetry and music to tell the story of a long-term feud between two warring households in rural Spain.
The Bacchae and Blood Wedding will be performed in repertory with casts featuring Robert Benfield, Liam Bergin, Donna Berlin, Jim Bywater, Philip Cairns, Rosie Ede, Alicia Davies, Seline Hizli, Ery Nzaramba, Kathryn Pogson, and Amanda Wilkin.
Both pieces will feature original music by Dougal Irvine. The design team will include Oliver Townsend (set design, Blood Wedding), takis (set design, The Bacchae), Philip Gladwell (lighting design), and Christopher Shutt (sound design).