Ballad of Wolves (Barbarous Comedies)

7th Apr 2017 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Second Year Edge Hill University Drama Students present
A Season of Plays by Ramón del Valle-Inclán

Ramón Del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) is regarded in his own country “as the most pioneering Spanish dramatist of (the last) century… (who) anticipates most of the key movements in modern drama. He is notoriously unclassifiable but was both an Expressionist and an Absurdist before the event. He created a genre he called ‘esperpento’ which broadly means grotesque tragi-comedy, and what is fascinating is that he anticipates Beckett, Ionesco, Genet and Arrabal without in any way sacrificing his own radical utopianism. He is one of the seminal figures in modern drama: erotic, anarchic and a Galician poet of the grotesque.”  Michael Billington, The Guardian

Friday 7th April 7.30pm
Saturday 8th April 2.30pm
Ballad of Wolves (Barbarous Comedies)
Translated and adapted by David Johnston

In the final part of the trilogy of Barbarous Comedies, Johnston has combined elements from the first two parts with the action of the third to create a complete evening of theatre. Anticipating Bunuel’s Viridiana, the hero Don Juan Manuel installs a group of Beggar’s in his country house. The results are a cross between Don Juan and a Galician King Lear, described in a recent production as “like some wild beast…excess run riot” The Guardian.

All three plays employ vulgar and obscene language

Tickets £9 / £5 concessions / £3 EHU students
SAVE MONEY: See a 2nd and 3rd play for half price when all booked together
View the other performances:
Bohemian Lights
Savage Acts