About the project
For the sell out production of Blood Wedding @ Liverpool Playhouse I commissioned the world class Flamenco guitarist Juan Martin to compose original music as well as play live in the production. Olivia du Monceau (designer) and I carried out our R&D in Granada.
I was invited to stay in Madrid at the University de Estudientes and meet Lorca’s niece Laura Lorca. This prestigious faculty is home to the Lorca archive and is where Lorca studied with Pablo Picasso, Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. It was such a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit and chat to Laura, at length, about her uncle Federico and his work and make new friendship.
The Heavily symbolic final act is where most productions of Blood Wedding degenerate into absurdity, yet it is here that Heyes’s staging comes into it’s own.