07 April 2010

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

David Annen - Provost
Daisy Boulton - Juliet
Flaminia Cinque - Mistress Overdone
Trevor Cooper - Pompey
Emun Elliott - Claudio
Andrew French - Friar Peter
Lloyd Hutchinson - Lucio
Sean Kearns - Barnadine
David Killick - Escalus
Rory Kinnear - Angelo
Victoria Lloyd - Marianna
Anna Maxwell Martin - Isabella
Ben Miles - Vincentio
Mark Monero - Abhorson
Nick Richards - Justice
Jessica Tomchak - Francisca
Tony Turner - Elbow

Michael Attenborough - Director
Lez Brotherston - Design
Seen towards the end of it's run at the Almeida in one of the cheaper side seats with no detriment to my pleasure sensors. Audience member of note - Amanda Root.

Grumped up because my original post went missing in the ether. This is a beautiful production with a set design that would put Busby Berkeley to shame. The script was distilled to perfection, making this romp along at a pace that gave the perfect balance between satisfaction and mild hunger pangs.

The post-show talk did not seem to be made public knowledge (other than on the website) so it was poorly attended but gloriously intimate.