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Presented by the Pop-up Globe Nottingham’s Company

“I have seen corruption boil and bubble / Till it o’er-run the stew…”

Vienna, our setting: a city of brothels, sexual favours and illegitimate children. In his mayoral office, a powerful lawyer and a young nun meet in private. She wants to save her brother’s life. He is happy to help – but at what price? Presented by the Pop-up Globe Nottingham’s Company, Measure for Measure is a searing expose of sexual exploitation and abuse of power presented in a timely and provocative production that shows how well this play has stood the test of time.

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Never in living memory has Shakespeare’s virtuoso inquiry into abuse of power and sexual exploitation resonated more powerfully than in this timely production of Measure for Measure by Pop-up Globe’s Nottingham’s Company.

In his mayoral office, a powerful lawyer and a young nun meet in private. She wants to save her brother’s life. He is happy to help – but at what price?

Originally written in 1604 yet still a powerful statement in a post-Weinstein world, this is Shakespeare’s ultimate exploration into the abuse of power.

Performed in stunning Jacobean period dress, the Nottingham’s Company are Pop-up Globe’s company of men and women, actors and musicians, drawn from around the world. Working with international theatre experts and creatives, they will transport you four hundred years into the past for the extraordinary experience of seeing Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space for which they were written.