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Banter Productions in association with Jermyn Street Theatre will bring the UK premiere of new musical Desperate Measures to the Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited run from 24 November to 20 December, with an official opening on 27 November 2015.
Based on Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure', this new musical features script by Robin Kingsland, lyrics by Robin Kingsland & Chris Barton and music by Chris Barton.
"Set in London in the ‘swinging sixties’ against a backdrop of starchy middle class morality and hypocrisy in a country on the verge of Beatlemania and the sexual and social permissiveness that we know today. 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."
The production is directed by Chris Barton with designs by Dee Shulman. Musical direction is be Jordan Li-Smith.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.