Twitter Facebook
Off West End About Us Theatre Listings Adopt a playwright The Offies Links Sponsors
search listings
OLIVES AND BLOOD
On from 23 Oct 2013 till 10 Nov 2013
All Around Town
by Michael Bradford
Genre(s): New Writing

Tickets: £5.00 - £10.00

About: OLIVES AND BLOOD

Liminal Space presents
OLIVES & BLOOD
SOMBRAS de un POETA en la ARBOLEDA de OLIVA
By Michael Bradford

October 23rd – November 10th 2013
Brixton East
100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF

Wednesdays – Saturdays 7.30pm
Sundays 5pm
Tickets £10/£5, £5 on Wednesdays

1936. The start of the Spanish Civil War. One of Spain's greatest playwrights – Federico García Lorca – is assassinated. His body was never found...

1 man bragged of his involvement that night. A man who hoped that 5 bullets, 1 dark hillside and 30 years of banned work would have the power to silence Lorca's voice. But his voice lived on. And the silencer becomes the silenced.

Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. His fame was born out of his phenomenally successful plays "Blood Wedding" "The House of Bernarda Alba" and "Yerma." and he has been proclaimed "the nearest thing to a pure genius," not only by noted historians but also other figures such as H.G. Wells and Rudyard Kipling.

Michael Bradford – Writer
Michael is an Associate Professor of Dramatic Arts and Director of Theatre Studies at the University of Connecticut and has written numerous plays that have been produced in New York. He became interested in Lorca whilst researching his work as part of his teaching and found he was intensely drawn to Lorca's poetic voice and his ability to infuse his heightened, beautifully wrought language throughout the wide sweep of genres he explored. “The fact that he was murdered so young seemed like a crime beyond the obvious. I imagined the beautiful work we were deprived of because of those men who stood so casually on that hillside in Viznar in 1936 and murdered the poet. All of this compelled me to know more about Garcia Lorca's actual life and death.”

Michael Bradford will be flying over from the States to attend the Premiere of Olives and Blood on October 23rd and will be holding a Q&A session after the performance.

Prav MJ – Director
Prav created Liminal Space Theatre company on 2010 as a platform for new writers and performers and was introduced to Michael through the African American Playwrights Exchange (AAPEX) founded by the play’s dramaturge Jaz Dorsey. She staged a reading of Olives and Blood, at Caravanserai Studios, London, UK (December 2010) and has been searching for the perfect space to stage a run ever since. Finally she has found it in Brixton East.

Brixton East
Brixton East is an exciting new theatre space just 5 minutes walk from Brixton tube. Once an old furniture warehouse the space has been lovingly restored to a bright immersive space whilst retaining it's original character and charm.

This performance of OLIVES AND BLOOD will be the first full production to be staged in the space. It seemed the perfect place to stage such an involved and intimate play and the perfect play to launch what will hopefully go on to be a leading theatrical venue.

Liminal Space has been using Brixton East for the last year to stage rehearsed readings of contemporary plays that provoke the audience to reflect on current issues.

The Cast
Lorca – Louis Labovitch Trescante – Charlie Kerson
Francisco/Antonio – Sam Churchill Eduardo/Alonso – Mark Byles
Juan/Galindo/Ignacio – Tom Osborne The Actress – Alice Pitt-Carter
Soledad – Melissa Kelly-Franklin

www.olivesandblood.com

Public Comments on:
"OLIVES AND BLOOD"

Play Image
Play Image Play Image
Invite a friend

More plays...

pic:OffWestEnd.com logo
NEWS & OFFERS
SUBSCRIBE
Get Our Special Offers & Latest News from Off West End

ABOUT US | CONTACT US | | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY |ADVERTISE WITH US

OffWestEnd.com is the London UK theatre information and bookings site that makes it easy to find great plays and performances in some of London's innovative theatres outside the West End. Buy tickets directly from these Off West End London theatres - with no fees and no commission ever being charged by us! OffWestEnd.com - Browse our theatre list below for what's on:
Above the Stag Theatre | Albany | Almeida Theatre | Arcola Theatre | Arts Theatre | artsdepot | BAC | Barbican | Barons Court Theatre | Bloomsbury Theatre | Blue Elephant Theatre | Bridewell Theatre | The Bush Theatre | Camden People's Theatre | Canal Cafe Theatre | Chickenshed | Cochrane Theatre | Cock Tavern Theatre | Cockpit Theatre | Courtyard | Drill Hall | Donmar Warehouse | Drill Hall | Finborough Theatre | Etcetera Theatre | Gate Theatre | The Globe Theatre | Greenwich Playhouse | Greenwich Theatre | Hackney Empire | Half Moon | Hampstead Theatre | Jacksons Lane | Jermyn Street Theatre | Jerwood Vanburgh Theatre | King's Head Theatre | Landor Theatre | Leicester Square Theatre | Lion & Unicorn Theatre | Little Angel Theatre | Lyric Hammersmith | Menier Chocolate Factory | National Theatre | New End Theatre | New Players Theatre | Normansfield | Old Red Lion Theatre | The Old Vic | Orange Tree Theatre | Oval House Theatre | People Show | Pleasance Theatre | Polka Theatre | The Queen's Theatre | Rich Mix | Riverside Studios | Rose Theatre | Riverside Studios | Roundhouse | Rosemary Branch | Royal Court Theatre | Shaw Theatre | Soho Theatre | Southbank Centre | Southwark Playhouse | Tabard Theatre | Tara Studio | The Space | Theatre Royal Stratford East | THEATRE 503 | Toynbee Studios | Tricycle Theatre | Unicorn Theatre | Union Theatre | Upstairs at the Gatehouse | Warehouse Theatre | Watermans | Watford Palace Theatre | White Bear | Wilton's Music Hall | Young Vic
OffWestEnd.com is a United Kingdom (UK) based company serving the international, the UK and London based theatres and theatre goers.
Write to Us at: OffWestEnd.com, Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom
Registered office address: Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom - Company Registration No. 07920048



Google+