Measure for Measure


When a novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that nobody would believe her.
Measure for Measure at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Closes: Thursday 16 January 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production of Measure for Measure, a play written by Shakespeare in the early 1600s but whose story and themes feel even more urgent today.


In 2017 Gregory Doran directed a spellbinding adaptation of The Tempest at the Barbican.


Synopsis


When a novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help.


When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that nobody would believe her.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 12 November 2019

Closes:Thursday 16 January 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Sat 14 Dec, 1.15pm

Audio‑described and captioned performance with Touch Tour (11.15am)


Tue 14 Jan, 7.15pm

BSL‑integrated performance


Tue 14 Jan

BSL‑interpreted post‑show talk

Free to same‑day ticket holders


Cast


David Ajao

Joseph Arkley

Hannah Azuonye

Patrick Brennan

Melody Brown

Graeme Brookes

Antony Byrne

James Cooney

Tom Dawze

Sandy Grierson

Amanda Harris

Karina Jones

Sophie Khan Levy

Alexander Mushore

Michael Patrick

Lucy Phelps

Claire Price

Amy Trigg


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Paul Englishby
Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting: Paul Englishby
Sound: Steven Atkinson
Fight director: Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown
Movement: Lucy Cullingford
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

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