Measure for Measure
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
Galleries (Seating) £59 – £15
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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CAST & CREATIVES
Introducing the Measure for Measure company & creatives.
Emily Jane Boyle
Globe Associate – Text
Globe Associate – Movement
Globe Associate – Voice
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Show dates & times
Saturday 15th January2:00 PM