Blood Wedding

Welcome to the wedding! Food & drink. Song & dance. Join us for a night of revelry & celebration. Here are bride and groom preparing for the ceremony. Here are their families, the wedding feast, the decorations. Here is Leonardo, the man they say the bride really loves.

Metta Theatre’s striking and immersive new production of Blood Wedding puts you [the audience] at the heart of the action. You become the guests at the ill-fated wedding feast, and witnesses of the events that follow. This is a sweaty, colourful, raucous world, but death lurks in the shadows. Before the night is over there will be heartbreak, bloodshed and tragedy. A secret waits to be discovered…

21 JULY - AUGUST 15 2009

Start Time 7.30pm

Matinee Starts 3pm



Blood Wedding | Southwark Playhouse

‘The whole set-up is terrifically relaxing… It’s all spirited and hugely likeable, particularly a number of blood-chillingly beautiful laments that contrast elegantly with the joyful wedding songs.’ - Time Out

★★★★  ‘the hard-working cast (doubling up on roles and providing the music) imbue Lorca’s lines with an impressively casual chattiness; and the perplexing, surreal third act is helped by resonances of Caribbean folk tales… strong performances make this a relevant and powerful production.’ - Siobhan Murphy in Metro

★★★★ ‘Strong Performances and a lively use of the audience add a visceral power to Poppy Burton-Morgan’s Caribbean-British production of Lorca’s sybolist family tragedy.’ - Metro, Critic’s Choice

‘a text pared down to its passionate, primeval core, connects the violence of the play and its context with contemporary Britain…Director Poppy Burton-Morgan transports the action from rural Spain to a Caribbean black community and in doing so makes the tragedy compelling and immediate.’ - Barbara Lewis in The Stage

‘being part of the celebrations makes it impossible not to feel engaged when it all falls apart… strong performances throughout.’ - David Trennery in Arts Hub

‘Their energetic, imaginative show captures the symbolism of the original without pretension or at the expense of emotional truth…haunting and unforgettable… Metta Theatre certainly know how to capture and keep an audience’. - Katty Pearce in Fringe Review