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Measure For Measure

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Complicite return to the National with their wickedly comic production of one of Shakespeare's least classifiable dramas. Read More >

Measure For MeasureWhat happens when a Duke passes power to his second-in-command, preferring to wander disguised in the streets, watching what happens first hand? What happens if the second-in-command sets out to purge society of sexual corruption, but finds himself consumed in his own erotic dream? What if a young man is sentenced to be executed for fornication and the only way to save him lays through the loss of his sister’s virginity, his sister the nun?

Complicite return to the National with their wickedly comic production of one of Shakespeare’s least classifiable dramas; a production last seen at the National in 2004. Complicite’s previous work at the National includes A Minute Too Late, Mnemonic and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/02/2006

Opening Night: 15/02/2006

Closing Night: 18/03/2006

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Cast & Creative


Jamie Bradley,Steven Crossley, Hannes Flaschberger, Naomi Frederick, Mike Grady, Tamzin Griffin, Katie Jones, Richard Katz, Anamaria Marinca, Clive Mendus, Ben Meyjes, Ajay Naidu, Craig Parkinson, Kostas Philippoglou, Angus Wright


Director - Simon McBurney

Producer - Co-production between the National Theatre and Complicite

Lighting Designer - Paul Anderson

Set Designer - Tom Pye

Sound - Christopher Shutt

Author - William Shakespeare