Measure for Measure

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Book Measure for Measure tickets to see Shakespeare’s ever-relevant tale of corruption

As part of the RSC’s new season, Shakespeare’s tale of corruption Measure for Measure will play at the Barbican Theatre. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs.

When the Duke leaves Vienna, his deputy Angelo is left in charge. Soon enough a young man, Claudio, is sentenced to death when Angelo reinstates a law that charges him for getting the girl he intends to marry pregnant. He begs his sister, Isabella, to leave her convent and convince Angelo to spare him, but she is faced with an offer that would break all her holy vows. Can she do so to save her brother?

The production stars Lucy Phelps (Witness for the Prosecution, Julius Caesar) as Isabella, Sandy Grierson (Othello/Macbeth, Dido) as Angelo and James Cooney (Hamlet, This Must Be the Place) as Claudio. Cooney will also star in the season’s production of The Taming of the Shrew.

Gregory Doran directs the production. After being made Artistic Director of the RSC in 2012, he has since directed several groundbreaking productions, most notably the 2018 production of Trolius and Cressida, which was the first RSC production with an equal gender balance.

A tale of corruption that still resonates today, Measure for Measure will play at the Barbican until 16th January 2020.

Child Friendly

Age recommendations for Measure for Measure are to be confirmed.