A play version, going back to the original story by Prosper Merimee. Transposed to the time of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. With live music played by two virtuosi violinists, in styles ranging from arrangements of flamenco to Dizzy Gillespie and Antonio Lauro.
Written by Stephen Jeffreys Directed by Gerry Mulgrew Music by Anne Wood and Anna Hemery
Cast Alison Peebles Rob Pickavance Gerry Mulgrew Philip York Grace Kirkby Anne Wood Anna Hemery
“It is rare to find theatre that successfully draws on the combined power of words, music and visuals, but the Scottish based Communicado company have succeeded in doing just that in this updating of the Carmen story…the strengths of the evening lie in the stylish ensemble playing, Gerard Mulgrew’s starkly effective direction, Heather Innes’ ingenious roller blind set, and the original music that is both searingly jagged and achingly beautiful.”
Lyn Gardner, City Limits