Thursday, October 15
This is the world of Profumo, Christine Keeler & the Kray twins. Depravity and sexual licence are widespread. Members of parliament rub shoulders with glamour models and journalists are all too happy to take bribes.
MP, Simon Di Angelo, in an attempt to stop the tide of ‘wickedness’ he sees permeating every corner of life decides to revive the Sexual Congress Act. Pop singer Milo Feather breaks the law by getting his girlfriend pregnant and is condemned to hang under the new morality laws. His sister Isobel, a novice nun, sets out to rescue him. But she’s about to take holy orders, and the stakes will threaten all that she lives for.
Desperate Measures stars Ellie Nunn as Isobel. Gatsby (Arts Theatre), Shakespeare in Love (Noel Coward Theatre), Lady Windermere's Fan (Kings Head Theatre), Bombshells (Jermyn Street Theatre,) and The Last Laundress of Queensway (the Drayton Arms). Her film credits include ‘The Brief History’, ‘Untimely Death of George III’ and ‘Cracks’.
The cast includes Harry Al-Adwani, Angharad George-Carey, Emily-Rose Hurdiss, Alice Jay, Jojo Macari, Callum Macdonald, Charlie Merriman, Timothy Patten, Tosin Thompson, and James Wilson.
The Script by Robin Kingsland with Lyrics by Robin Kingsland & Chris Barton and Music by Chris Barton. Design is by Dee Shulman and the Musical Director is Jordan Li-Smith.
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