Over the weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the final dress rehearsals of William Shakespeare's classic tale Measure for Measure. Adapted by Peter Scofield currently on boards of the Bolton Little Theatre until Saturday 16th November.
The play unlike the original opens with a scene in the sordid, red-light district of Vienna. Although for all we know it could as well have been happening in London.
Set in the times of strict moral high with unforgiving laws being enforced by those more corrupt then the ones being judged. The play pictures wide range of characters, from the sacred to the profane and is guaranteed to keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat.
Following process of young Claudio set to die for consuming a relationship with his love Juliet and the fate of Isabella his innocent sister tangled in a trial led by ruthless and corrupt Lord Angelo.
The play finishes with unforeseen twist of the events but to know more you'll have to come and see the play for yourself.
Cast in no particular order:
Peter Scofield as The Duke
Alfred Howard as Claudio and 1st Gentelman
Kimberley Riley- Shipperbottom as Juliet, 1st Whore, Servant, Messenger and Prisoner
Chris Hill as Lucio
Joel Cheethman as Provost and 2nd Client
Matt Rigby as Lord Angelo
Catherine Cropper as Isabella and 3rd Whore
Mike Jeffries as Elbow and Abhorson
David Smart as Pompey
Rebecca Anderson as Marianna and 2nd Whore
Vincent Bradley as Escalus
June Grice as Mistress Overdone, Sr Francesca and Froth
Andrew Gradwell as Friar, Justice, Bernandine and 2nd Gentelman
To book your tickets call the Theatre the tickets line Monday from 7:30 till 9pm and Friday 10:30-12:00 tel. 01204 524469 or book online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/boltonlittletheatre
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