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Saturday, June 4, 2016


(TQ Zondi, Sade Wagner & Francis Mennigke (in reflection).)

Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding will have performances in Pietermaritzburg at the Hexagon Theatre from June 7 to 11.

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves”, so says Leonardo, a former suitor, to a bride-to-be on her wedding day.

In this contemporary reimagining of the classical play, the unleashed torrent of passion and vendetta culminates in a dance of death combining music, movement, poetic storytelling, surrealism and brutal realism.

Under the direction of Tamantha Hammerschlag, the cast of postgraduate and undergraduate students of the Drama and Performance Studies UKZN is joined by professionals Ntokozo Madlala, Hazel Barnes, Marcus Henning, TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande. Designs are by Peter Mitchell, music by Bernard Kisbey-Green and choreography by Paul Datlen and Pumelela Nqelenga.

Blood Wedding runs at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KZN Pietermaritzburg campus from June 7 to 11 with performances at 19h00. Tickets R60/R45 available at or follow the link on the Facebook page

For more information contact 033 260 5537