King’s Shakespeare Company aim to make Measure For Measure a “dark, sexy cabaret” at Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Hannah Elsy BSF
The King’s Shakespeare Company bring their cabaret version of Measure For Measure to the Bristol Shakespeare Festival this month.

Transplanted from Renaissance-era Vienna to Berlin during the Weimar Republic of the 1930s, the show features an original score with songs.

And fittingly, the production is staged at the Bierkeller Theatre, part of a long-running rock venue and nightclub in the heart of Bristol.

Based at King’s College London, the King’s Shakespeare Company are the capital’s only student-led Shakespeare company.

“In true cabaret style,” says a spokeswoman, “we encourage you to kick back, grab a drink, and watch as the chemistry crackles…”

Measure For Measure in Cabaret runs from Monday 21 July to Friday 25 July (starts 8pm) at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival. Book your tickets here.