Review roundup for Blood Wedding at the Salisbury Playhouse

James Perkins designs Barney Norris’s adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, directed by Alice Hamilton and starring Jeff Rawle (The Durrells, Hollyoaks) and Teresa Banham (The Crown).

The Stage ****

“He retains…some of Lorca’s fatalism and impressionism, with James Perkins’ realist set design encased by strange curved panels, and overlooked by a too-close moon”

WhatsOnStage ****

“Norris reimagines the play with a precise and poetic sense of spirit of place, which he conjures in a setting that at first sight seems counterintuitive, the back of a village hall, complete with notice board and bin store.”

“Yet designer James Perkins’ set realises Norris’s vision of a brooding landscape, a world around and beyond the village, thanks to the roof onto which his characters clamber to connect with the land and sky beyond. And as Lorca would desire, above it all is the outsize ‘supermoon’ (lighting Johanna Town), a spotlight both illuminating and pitiless.”

Blood Wedding runs at the Salisbury Playhouse until 22nd February. For more information or to book, please click here.


Adapted by Barney Norris

Directed by Alice Hamilton

Design by James Perkins

Lighting Design by Johanna Town

Sound Design by Harry Blake