'Measure For Measure'




15th - 19th January 1974


Michael Kirk

Michael Kirk directed this production for us at the Guildhall in 1974. Though this was the first time the Derby Shakespeare Society had ever produced 'Measure For Measure' a traditional production style was abandoned in favour of a more modern setting, chosen to reflect the modern nature of the themes of the play.

It would be over 20 years before we performed the play a second time in 1996.

We hope to be able to add more information and photographs from this production soon.


Director - Michael Kirk
Design - Enid Clarke
Lighting - Dennis Eddowes
Stage Director - Frank Stone
Stage Manager - Ann Toy
Sound - Tony Eycott
Properties - Mary Willis
Wardrobe - Dorothy Turner & Sybil Gamble
Make-up - Ursula Eddowes
Prompter - Doris Knight


Vincentio - Tony Jaggers
Escalus - Eric Spencer
Angelo - Ken Pipes
Lucio - Desmond Caffrey
Gentlemen - Peter Milner & John Blackwall
Mistress Overdone - Marjorie Minchin
Pompey - Keith Garratt
Froth - Eric Dicken
Claudio - David Williamson
Juliet - Catherine Warrack
Provost - Hugh Price
Friar Peter - Keith Briars
Isabella - JIll Cocke
Francisca - Jean Wood
Justice - Fred Minchin
Elbow - Richard Carter
Mariana - Joan Garratt
Abhorson - Howard Smith
Barnadine - Paul Kirkland
Secretary Of Angelo - Stuart Rodgers
Companion To Juliet - Jean Henderson
Keet Keepdown - Vida Ayres
Urchins - Jonathan Cocke & Heather Smith
Bawds, Magistrates, Officers, Attendants, etc. - Richard Blackwall, John Blackwall, Jean Gyte, Ann Goddard, Bill Henchliffe, Joyce Leech, Elaine Mackie, Margaret Hoolan, Edna Sillitoe & Barbara Pipes