Hammerpuzzle's Measure for Measure - Free

Mon 15th – Thu 25th Aug 2011


“we plunge ourselves into a world ruled by male dominance, corruption, and lust”





PBH's Free Fringe


In this new adaptation, we plunge ourselves into a world ruled by male dominance, corruption, and lust, leaving ourselves questioning our moral beliefs in the society we live in today. Fusing music, visual imagery and the power of Shakespeare’s poetry, Hammerpuzzle’s Measure for Measure is sure to seduce any audience with its sheer vibrancy.

Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, has temporarily passed all power over to his deputy, Angelo. In his new position, Angelo’s first action is to outlaw the act of love making outside the ties of wedlock; anyone found breaking this law shall be sentenced to death. A young gentleman by the name of Claudio is the first to suffer from this new sanction, as his wife to be, falls pregnant with his child. Isabella, Claudio’s sister, pleads with Angelo to be reasonable. However, to free her brother, she has to make a decision which challenges her every belief and existence.

“...everything that Shakespeare intended and more, sexy, debauched, funny, characterful and with the twists and turns you expect from the 17th Century bard *****”

Sarah Lewcock, remotegoat “Measure for Measure features captivating performances...a powerful production.”

Daniel Hooper, The Bath Chronicle

Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company was established in 2007 by graduates from Bath Spa University’s Performing Arts: Acting degree course. They have worked extensively and have heavy links to Bath Spa’s in-house theatre company, Full Tilt.

Hammerpuzzle believe, and strive to maintain, that their work is forever storytelling, an act of ritual, an event. In other words, theatre that is communally shared between all involved, performer and audience alike, that transcends the everyday normality.

Admission: Free

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