About This Show

A powerful and darkly comic new production of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s tale of injustice and inequality, comes to light in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

When the government starts policing the free expression of sexual desire, Isabel is drawn from the safe space of her convent to rescue her brother from death under the new laws.

Only his freedom comes at a price. Her.

In a hypersexualised, politically polarised society, morality is messy and principles are compromised. What would you be willing to lose in the fight for justice?

Director Blanche McIntyre presents Shakespeare’s play from the perspective of Isabel, told with thrilling suspense and remarkable resonance.

‘To whom should I complain?…

Who would believe me?’

– Act II, scene 4

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 19 November 2021 Final Performance: 15 January 2022
Location: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End

New Globe WalkBankside,

West End,

SE1 9DT

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WhatsOnStage Review

| | 03 December 2021
The production runs at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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