Presented by the Pop-up Globe Nottingham's Company
“I have seen corruption boil and bubble / Till it o'er-run the stew…”
Are you ready for the Shakespearean Moulin Rouge?
Join our all-singing, all-dancing cast as we take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket.
From the dubious delights of Mistress Overdone’s house of ill-repute to the musical inmates of the city jail, this new production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece will take you on an unexpected and joyful journey.
At the heart of Measure for Measure is one man’s appalling abuse of power. In his mayoral office, a powerful man and a young nun meet in private. She wants to save her brother’s life. He is happy to help – but at what price? In a city where everyone seems to have a vice, the wheels of justice move slowly, but grind very finely indeed.
Directed by Pop-up Globe’s Artistic Director, Miles Gregory (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Henry V), and starring a highly-experienced cast that brings together some of the stars from previous seasons with internationally recognised new ensemble members – this is a production that is not to be missed!
Performed in stunning Jacobean period dress, the Nottingham’s Company are a mixed company of male and female actors from around the world. Working with international theatre experts and creatives, they will transport you 400 years into the past for the extraordinary experience of seeing Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space for which they were written.