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Measure For Measure

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Cheek By Jowl’s Russian ensemble delves into Shakespeare’s tale of government, love and justice, Measure For Measure. Read More >

Cheek By Jowl’s Russian ensemble delves into Shakespeare’s tale of government, love and justice, Measure For Measure.

An inept ruler, a bureaucrat to easily charmed by his new role and a nun facing up to a horrible choice; in a world where everything is policed by a rotten regime, only conflict and self-interest prevail.

Directed by Declan Donnellan, this Cheek By Jowl production give the Bard’s troubling mix of laughter and high seriousness a modern dress update, blending Russian theatrical traditions with swiftly changing scenes played out against abstract settings.

Measure For Measure is performed in Russian with English surtitles and is suitable for theatregoers aged 16 and older.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 15/04/2015

Opening Night: 16/04/2015

Closing Night: 25/04/2015

Running time: 1h45

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Declan Donnellan

Designer - Nick Ormerod

Author - William Shakespeare

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