Blood Wedding, With Gael Garcia Bernal, Opens in London

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Gael Garcia Bernal — the actor who appeared on the screen in "The Motorcycle Diaries" — will headline the Almeida Theatre staging of Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, which opens May 12 in London.
Gael Garcia Bernal and Thekla Reuten in Blood Wedding
Gael Garcia Bernal and Thekla Reuten in Blood Wedding Photo by Keith Pattison

Rufus Norris, very much a director du jour (and winner of the Evening Standard Best Director Award) after his triumph with the Almeida’s Festen, will take the reins. Previews began May 6, for a run until June 18. Tanya Ronder penned a new adaptation of the Lorca classic originally written in 1932. The work, inspired by a newspaper article about a local murder in Spain, follows the story of love and betrayal as a bride-to-be elopes with her childhood sweetheart, leaving her expecting husband at the altar.

Bernal, who will play the man who steals the heart of the supposed bride, stars as a young Che Guevara in the Walter Salles-directed film "Motorcycle Diaries," penned by playwright Jose Rivera. He reprises the real-life character he also played in the television miniseries "Fidel." The Mexican actor is known for his film work in "Y Tu Mamá También" and "Amores Perros," as well as the upcoming "Bad Education" and "The King." His stage credits include Roberto Zucco, El Abuelo Y Yo and El Rapto de Las Estrellas.

Blood Wedding will feature designs by Katrina Lindsay and music by Orlando Gough.

For tickets and more information on Blood Wedding at the Almeida, contact the box office at 020 7359 4404 or visit www.almeida.co.uk.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Lyndsey Marshal in <i>Blood Wedding</i>
Gael Garcia Bernal and Lyndsey Marshal in Blood Wedding Photo by Keith Pattison
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