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Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 9:15 AM


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

The law no longer has any hold over the citizens of Vienna. The sex trade has taken over the shadier pockets of society. Left in charge, the brittle Angelo assumes power with relentless spite: oppression and fear reign. But, after meeting the enchantingly wilful Isabella - the sister of imprisoned Claudio - he can't adhere to his own rules. Deceit, hypocrisy and scandal spiral out of control.

Now in its fourteenth year, Cambridge University's largest international tour show has been performing to packed houses and critical acclaim since 2000. Each September, Cambridge's most talented actors, directors, designers and technicians travel from England to bring a Shakespeare play to colleges, high schools and professional theatres. This year's show will be directed by Charlie Parham, whose recent production of King Lear toured to Europe and London.

Stylish, intoxicating, hilarious and tragic by turn, Measure for Measure will hurl you head first into modern day Vienna with vigour and passion. With a timeless aesthetic inspired by cinematic icons ranging from Fellini to Tarantino, it will be a whirlwind of political corruption, gender subversion, sex and scandal, justice and mercy...

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