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Measure for Measure Tickets

London Play
Measure for Measure comes to the Barbican and will be directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran
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. 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. In 2017 Gregory Doran directed a spellbinding adaptation of The Tempest at the Barbican.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 (8 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Nov 15, 2019

    thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the minimalist stage (mirror) scenery

  • Review Avatar Nov 16, 2019

    We were completely bowled over by this performance. The acting gripped the whole audience and we would recommend this production to anyone. At two and three quarter hours (including interval) like many Shakespeare plays it’s not short, but we never noticed the time. Outstanding!

  • Review Avatar Nov 16, 2019

    The theatre is well designed in terms of viewing, and it is easy to see from any seat. As this is a multi complex venue incorporating a theatre; cinema screens; concert hall; bars and restaurants, it can be confusing to find your way around, especially if it's your first visit, but there are plenty of maps available. As for the performance, it was well acted (as you would expect from the RSC) and well received. Well worth a visit if you're undecided.

  • Review Avatar Nov 17, 2019

    All actors performed to their best - also liked the scenery.

  • Review Avatar Nov 17, 2019

    First class production. Greatly enjoyed.

  • Review Avatar Nov 17, 2019

    The quality of the performance and production was terrific. Loved the costuming in a more modern context. Isabella and the Duke gave compelling rendition that brought Shakespeare to live in the modern era. Tickets were reasonably priced for such a quality performance.

  • Review Avatar Nov 20, 2019

    Overall a very good production: acting, setting, lighting were all of a high standard & brought out the contemporary aspects of the Me- Too issue. Given the subtleties of the language, it was disappointing at times that sometimes key parts of the speeches were spoken too softly as to be inaudible.

  • Review Avatar Nov 29, 2019

    It would take an inspired director to make this difficult play understandable. To what end does the Duke take on the role of a puppeteer? This conventional, literal reading of the play picked up some energy in the 2nd act, but never added up.