The Garden Suburb Theatre (GST) is a friendly and welcoming amateur theatre company.

We are a registered charity promoting involvement in the Dramatic Arts in North London. We welcome anyone who wishes to learn more about drama, either by participating in or coming to watch one of our diverse programme of shows.

Measure For Measure

by William Shakespeare


Performance Dates:

  • Friday 6th July 2018, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 7th July 2018, 3pm
  • Saturday 7th July 2018, 7:30pm
  • Sunday 8th July 2018, 3pm
  • Wednesday 11th July 2018, 7:30pm
  • Thursday 12th July 2018, 7:30pm
  • Friday 13th July 2018, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 14th July 2018, 3pm
  • Saturday 14th July 2018, 7:30pm

Little Oak Wood, Addison Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 6QS

Director: Colin Gregory

Measure for Measure is very much a play for our times. With themes of corruption, abuse of power and sexual exploitation it holds a mirror to our world as much as the 17th century. Duke Vincentio absents himself from court leaving Angelo to rule as his deputy. Angelo condemns Claudio to death for getting Juliet pregnant: they are betrothed but not yet married. Claudio’s sister Isabella pleads for her brother’s life; Angelo will relent only if she gives herself to him. Scenes of intense emotion are interspersed with an earthy comic sub-plot in which Mistress Overdone and her side-kick Pompey navigate their way round Angelo’s edict closing down the brothels. All this is observed by Vincentio, who has disguised himself as a friar and return at the end to bring all to book.

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