'Measure For Measure'


Derby Playhouse


6th - 10th February 1996


Ian Arnot

"Nice and sleazy all the way"
Review from Derby Evening Telegraph

Sex, sleaze and scandal were to the fore in Ian Arnot's 1996 production of Shakespeare's tragi-comic romantic drama. With a lavish set, original music by Volodimir Lebid and traditional costumes this show was as sumptuous and beguiling as its poster suggests and featured an excellent ensemble cast. All at DSTC were delighted when the show won the Best Production of a Play award at the 1996 Eagle Awards.

The production was dedicated to the memory of former member and friend Nick Carter who had served as a stalwart company member and Treasurer as well as being a fine actor who portrayed Elbow in our 1974 production of 'Measure For Measure'.

All photographs taken by Tony Eycott.


Director - Ian Arnot
PA - Lorna Harrington
Light Designers - Simon Ling & Emma Sainsbury
Composer - Volodimir Lebid
Prompt - Margaret Arnot
Props - Ruth Eycott, Ann Toy & Judy Pratt
Publicity - Alicia Petty & Tony Jaggers
Set Designer - Gavin Ling
Set Construction - Brian Stokes, Tony Eycott, Eric Halford, Peter Harrington & members of the company
Stage Managers - Peter Harrington & Richard Hudson
Deputy Stage Manager - Caroline Weavis
Stage Crew - Barney Jones, Andy Jones, Alan Jackson & Paul Harrington
Transport - Brian Juden
Wardrobe - Flora Palmer, Molly Renshaw & Lynda Smith


Vincentio - Mike Evans
Angelo - Alan Smith
Escalus - Kenneth Pipes
Claudio - Mark Hopwell
Lucio - Keith Briars
Provost - David Guest
Friar Thomas\Gentleman - Hugh Price
Elbow - Phil Button
Froth - Eric Dicken
Gentleman - David Howes
Pompey - Tony Cooper
Abhorson - Steve Foster
Barnadine\Justice - Michael Stewart
Singer - David Partridge
Messenger - David Howes
Isabella - Carolyn O'Brien
Mariana - Jenny Billington
Juliet - Annabelle Pepper
Francisca - Helen Cornfield
Mistress Overdone - Joan Garratt
Kate Keepdown - Irene Patten
Citizens, Officers, Attendants, Nuns, Whores & Beggars - Christine Bayley, Jessica Clewes, Jill Cocke, Victoria Hithersay, David Jones, Natalie Lesser, Jenny McBride, David Muir, Antonia Murfin, Charlotte Palmer, David Partridge & Edward Wood