Shakespeare at its edgy best

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Experience Shakespeare in the open air just like the Bard intended as the Leura Shakespeare Festival returns for 2018.

Held at the sublime Everglades Gardens in Leura, the festival is an all weather event like no other in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Leave the kids at home for a sensational performance of ‘Measure For Measure’ directed by Lizzie Schebesta.

Shakespeare’s dark satirical masterpiece will leave you questioning what rules your life, and whether we be ruled by justice or mercy.

Described as an Elizabethan ‘Orange Is The New Black’ meets ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Measure For Measure’ pushes the genre of comedy to its darkest limits with its contemporary voice.

For a lighter and more family friendly performance, Carlo Goldoni’s ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ adapted and directed by Francesca Savige and George Banders is a must.

The Leura Shakespeare Festival runs until Sunday, January 28. Tickets are $38 for adults, $32 for concession and children under nine are free. See both shows and get an extra 20 per cent discount off tickets on the second show. For dates and tickets, visit www.sportforjove.com.au.

Emily Newton

Emily Newton is the Weekender’s police and political reporter. Emily is also the Weekender’s Senior Journalist.

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