The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs a new production of Measure For Measure – a play which has never felt more urgent.

Measure For Measure centres on a novice nun, who becomes the love interest of a corrupt official. But her beliefs are soon compromised when the official offers to save her brother from execution… in return for sex. With no idea of where to turn for help, she becomes desperate. And when she threatens to expose him, he tells her that nobody would believe her.

Written by Shakespeare in the early 1600s, Measure For Measure is a drama whose story and themes feel even more pertinent today.

The production is part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s season at the Barbican Theatre this year. It follows on from Doran’s smash-hit, spellbinding adaptation of The Tempest, which played at the London venue to critical acclaim in 2017.

 

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