Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Imogen de la Bere

2nd/3rd May 2008
Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin

8th-10th May 2008
Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans

12th June 2008
Letchworth Arts Centre

14th June 2008
Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead







Sex, death and religion are the themes of Measure for Measure.

In a fairy-tale Vienna, the puritanical regent Angelo is determined to enforce the sexual purity laws. Enter Isabella, beautiful and virginal, pleading mercy for her brother and spelling disaster for Angelo…

Dark and disturbing, but shot through with crazy humour and ultimately redemptive, this is Shakespeare’s most profound expression of faith and his most uncompromising portrait of sexual obsession.

OVO brings to this heady mix its trademark energy, simplicity and good looks and an innovative and accessible approach to Shakespearean performance.

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The Duke - David Widdowson
Angelo - Andy Mills
Isabella - Jo Mills
Lucio - Howard Branch
Claudio - Richard Cowling
Pompey - Kieran Cummins
Juliet - Chianna-Andrea Craigen
Mariana - Lucy Crick
Mistress Overdone/Preacher - Linda Bagaini
Kate Keepdown/Prioress - Sarah Passmore
Escalus/Abhorson - Paul de Burton
Varrius/Barnadine - Andy Pinder
Provost/Elbow - Stuart Goaman
Singer/Gentleman - John McNally
Violin - David Smith

Creative Team

Director - Imogen de la Bere
Director of Comedy - Andy Pinder
Musical Director - Edmund White
Stage Manager - Judy Curd
Technical Stage Manager - Tiggi Harding
Lighting Designer - Will Saunders
Costumiers - Alison Belding, Imogen de la Bere
Publicity Artist - Tiggi Harding
Publicity / Programme Designer - Adam Nichols
Cinematography - Simon Nicholas
Media and PR Co-ordinator - Lisa White