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Measure for Measure: Sherman Cymru

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 15:58 UK time, Monday, 15 November 2010

Sherman Cymru's latest production takes Shakespeare to an unusual theatre space in Cardiff Bay, as the company prepares to stage Measure For Measure this week.

Ifan Meredith who plays Angelo and Kezia Burrows who plays Isabella. Photo: Sherman Cymru

Ifan Meredith who plays Angelo and Kezia Burrows who plays Isabella. Photo: Sherman Cymru

The Provincial, an impressive old bank building in Bute Street in Cardiff, is the setting for the new production of the bard's play, as the Sherman Cymru building in the Cathays area of the city is closed while it undergoes a £5.4 million refurbishment.

The 12-month closure period has allowed the theatre company the freedom to pick interesting new sites in south Wales in which to perform their productions.

With a cast of just eight, many of the actors will double-up on certain roles, and will also play different genders in the play. This new take on Shakespeare's play is set in modern times, but is set to remain faithful to the themes of the play, including power, sex, justice, morality and gender equality.

Kezia Burrows stars in the play as Isabella, having recently appeared in BBC Cymru Wales drama Crash, while co-stars include Arwel Gruffydd, Ifan Meredith, Eiry Thomas, Gwynfor Jones, Anita Reynolds and Joe Northwood. The production will be directed by Sherman Cymru’s Associate Director, Amy Hodge.

The cast of Measure for Measure: Robert Bowman, Arwel Gruffydd, Ifan Meredith, Kezia Burrows, Eiry Thomas, Gwynfor Jones, Anita Reynolds and Joe Northwood

The cast of Sherman Cymru's Measure for Measure

Measure For Measure runs at The Provincial, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay from 18 November until 5 December. For more information visit the Sherman Cymru website.

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