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Blood Wedding (Minerva Company @ NHEHS)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Blood Wedding

Powerfully acted and thoughtfully presented, the Minerva Company works to bring Lorca’s classic play, ‘Bodas de Sangre’, to an English-speaking audience. Though the playwright’s words and style are notoriously hard to translate into English, the company demonstrate a good feel for the original text, collaborating to bring forth some of the elements which are particular to the writing of Lorca. The choice of an all-female cast is fitting, as it helps to create a restricted, claustrophobic atmosphere – essential to a play about the limited choices afforded to women within the confines of rigidly traditional, provincial Spain. While the choice of the play was perhaps over-ambitious, the Minerva Company responds well to the challenge.

Greenside at Nicholson Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Megan Wallace]