Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare 3 Jul 2023 - 6 Jul 2023
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presented by Moving Stories

'Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.'

Vienna is in a lawless mess. The streets are rife with sin and vice, and Duke Vincentio wants to clean it up. Appointing his Deputy Angelo to do the deed, moral ambiguity ensues, the brothels are burned down, Claudio is on death row and his sister Isabella is shocked by an indecent proposal.

Silenced women, hypocritical rulers, corruption and innocence - Shakespeare’s timeless tragi-comedy set among the dark corners of the corridors of power could have been written for today. Catapulted into the here and now, Moving Stories returns once more to the Minack to re-fire Shakespeare’s play in an urgent, current and potent production. Fusing memorable storytelling, live music and vivid design, especially for the magical Minack stage, Measure for Measure will stir the big questions about freedom and morality.

Directed by Emma Gersch, Music by Matthew Reeve, Design by Kate Unwin, Movement by Kitty Randle.