Monday 21 October 2019

Andrew to bring 'Blood Wedding' to stage

Hubert Murphy

A 20-year-old local actor will set out on his journey to bring more arts to Drogheda when the play 'Blood Wedding' takes place at the Barbican Centre on October 12th at 7.30pm.

Andrew Bennetts-Byrne is the man behind the project.

' I've been studying at the Little Duke Theatre in town since I was 5 years old and went on to study at the Gaiety School of Acting and Bull Alley. I am now 20 and want to create my own work. This is my first project and my goal is to bring more arts to the town, create more opportunities for people within the arts and also in the process help people who need it. This is why I'm donating a percentage (20%) of ticket sales to Drogheda Homeless Aid and to The Little Duke Theatre,' he stated.

The play is by a famous Spanish playwright Frederico Garcia Lorca and is set in rural Spain and follows the journey of a young girl set to marry, but when an ex love of hers shows up on the morning of her wedding she begins to question everything she has agreed to and if it is right for her.

'The play comments on the roles we have adapted in society and the struggles people have when they attempt to oppose them,' Andrew adds.

Tickets are €20 and group prices, €12.

Drogheda Independent