Measure for Measure

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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A new production of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s darkest comedy, comes to light in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Britain is a nation on a knife-edge. Increasing inflation, surging unemployment, an energy catastrophe, identity crisis and persistent political scandal. It’s 1975.

In London, the Duke abandons the unravelling city, leaving authoritarian Angelo in power. When he starts policing sexual freedom, Isabella is drawn from the safe space of her convent to rescue her brother from death under the new laws. Only his freedom comes at a price: her.

What is she – and society – willing to lose in the fight for justice?

Blanche McIntyre (Hymn, Almeida) directs Shakespeare’s exploration of the corruption of power with razor-sharp wit and thrilling suspense.

‘To whom should I complain?…
Who would believe me?’

– Act II, scene 4

DETAILS

TICKETS
 Galleries (Seating) £59 – £15
 Standing £5

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

This production contains sexual references, scenes of sexual coercion, loud noises and the use of stage blood.

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Photography by Helen Maybanks
Image Treatment by Matt Hodges

Part of Winter 2021/22

Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures

We are See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre. This certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry guidelines to provide a Covid-secure environment for all our artists, staff, and visitors.

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Captioned Performances

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Thursday 16th December

7:30 PM

Thursday 6th January

7:30 PM

Thursday 13th January

7:30 PM
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Audio Described Performances

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Saturday 18th December

2:00 PM

Saturday 8th January

2:00 PM
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Relaxed Performances

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Saturday 15th January

2:00 PM

Dates & Tickets

Measure for Measure

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
TUE 7 DECEMBER
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2.00 PM
TUE 7 DECEMBER
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7.30 PM
WED 8 DECEMBER
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7.30 PM
THU 9 DECEMBER
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2.00 PM
THU 9 DECEMBER
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7.30 PM
FRI 10 DECEMBER
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7.30 PM
SAT 11 DECEMBER
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2.00 PM
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7.30 PM
TUE 14 DECEMBER
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WED 15 DECEMBER
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7.30 PM
THU 16 DECEMBER
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2.00 PM
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7.30 PM
FRI 17 DECEMBER
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2.00 PM
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TUE 21 DECEMBER
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TUE 21 DECEMBER
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TUE 28 DECEMBER
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FRI 14 JANUARY
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7.30 PM