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About Measure for Measure
When a young 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 no one would believe her.
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran (The Tempest, 2017; Imperium I: Conspirator and Imperium II: Dictator, 2018) directs this new production of Measure for Measure, which was written in the early 1600s but feels even more urgent today.
Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting: Simon Spencer
Music: Paul Englishby
Sound: Steven Atkinson
Movement: Lucy Cullingford
Fights: Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown
★★★★ "Gregory Doran’s assured production offers a perfectly judged portrait of public hypocrisy and seething sexuality" - GUARDIAN
★★★★ "Lucy Phelps is tremendous... A star in the making; every moment has a static charge" - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ "Gregory Doran’s lucid compelling production.... he has a way of making classical theatre excitingly simple and vivid... a luminous clarity" - THE TIMES
Last updated: July, 2019