Saturday, 15 December 2018

A Measure of Russian

AN underworld of chaotic convents, prisons and brothels, kept hidden by a corrupt authority, lies deep

AN underworld of chaotic convents, prisons and brothels, kept hidden by a corrupt authority, lies deep in the heart of the city.

As virtue and vice blur dangerously together, Shakespeare dissects the nature of government, love and justice with humour and insight.

Following productions of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Ubu Roi and The Tempest, Cheek By Jowl returns with another thrilling reinvention of a classic, reimagining Measure for Measure in a razor-sharp modern production by a critically acclaimed company of Russian artists, performing in their native tongue with English subtitles.

In Russia the production was described as “compelling”, “stunning” and “breathtaking”, now audiences at the Oxford Playhouse can judge for themselves, from Tuesday to Saturday next week.

There are fleeting moments of graphic imagery of a sexual or violent nature including partial nudity, so there is an age guideline of over-16s.



Tickets cost £11 to £26.50. Call 01865 305305 or see www.oxfordplayhouse.com



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