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Measure For Measure

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Complicite present a new production of one of Shakespeare's most unpredictable dramas, part of the Travelex £10 Season. Read More >

Measure For MeasureWhat happens when a Duke hands over his power to his second-in-command and wanders the streets in disguise to watch as events unfold? What if that second-in-command pursues his obsession to purify society of sexual corruption, yet finds himself condemned to death for fornication, the price of his life is his sister’s virginity and his sister is a nun?

Complicite (whose other work has included Mnemonic, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Elephant Vanishes) present a new production of one of Shakespeare’s least classifiable dramas.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 17/05/2004

Opening Night: 27/05/2004

Closing Night: 31/07/2004

Running time: 2h15

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Cast & Creative


Naomi Frederick, Toby Jones, Paul Rhys, Angus Wright


Director - Simon McBurney

Lighting Designer - Paul Anderson

Sound - Christopher Shutt

Author - William Shakespeare

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