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Desperate Measures

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Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 1JG
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Desperate Measures is set in the City State of Mancia in the not too distant future. The streets are dark and lawless, the jails are full and the Police Force reduced to one lonely Constable. The hapless Mayor, David Vincent, has more pressure than he can handle, so he hatches a plan to let his keen Coalition Deputy, the ambitious and ruthless Nicky Angelo, take over the reins of power for a while: with disastrous, disturbing and hilarious results.

Irreverently adapted for TMSC by John Topliff and Hannah Ellisand directed by Gina T Frost, this darkly comic tale of power and lust follows hot shot lawyer Izzy Aguecheek as she battles to save her brother Claude from the ruthless clutches of the State. But in a dangerous world of disguises, sin and double cross, who can she trust?

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