Measure for Measure

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An ‘exquisitely smart’ ★★★★ (Time Out) and ‘utterly hilarious’ (Evening Standard) production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure comes to life 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

VISUAL STORY

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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REVIEWS

★★★★

‘Blanche McIntyre’s excellent new production… Exquisitely smart’

TIME OUT

★★★★

‘An evening of cool conviction’

THE OBSERVER

★★★★

‘A joyously comedic take on a challenging play’

WHATSONSTAGE

★★★★

‘Highly recommended… A real breath of fresh air’

BROADWAY WORLD

★★★★

‘Charming… funny and bold’

THE REVIEWS HUB

★★★★

‘Delightful… A gender reversal that brings a range of revelations’

THE ARTS DESK

‘Strong performances in this tale of sex, power and morality reimagined’

THE GUARDIAN

‘Utterly hilarious’

EVENING STANDARD

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

On Stage Trailer (2021)

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CAST & CREATIVES

Introducing the Measure for Measure company & creatives.

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