by William Shakespeare
“There are no half measures in Joe Hill-Gibbins’ radical version… an astonishing Romola Garai”
“The most scabrously funny take I've seen on Shakespeare's profound comedy... Romola Garai in wonderfully impassioned form"
"Joe Hill-Gibbins is the perfect director to tackle Measure for Measure… side-splittingly funny… Romola Garai shines”
“A bold, wildly unorthodox staging with an audacious aesthetic”
“Joe Hill-Gibbins is a madcap arch provocateur”
“A fast and furious staging – elusive, slippery and unshiftingly dark”
“Electrifying… riveting theatre”
"Designer Miriam Buether creates… a brilliant visual metaphor”
What's On Stage
"A radical Young Vic production”
The Arts Desk
"Director Joe Hill-Gibbins offers a bold, anarchic take. Fresh, strange and irreverent."
"A characteristically take-no-prisoners production from a directorial iconoclast"
New York Times
Joe Hill-Gibbins tackles Shakespeare’s dark comedy in his peerless audacious style.
Whorehouses and nunneries, betrothals and beheadings – welcome to Vienna! When the puritanical Angelo condemns Claudio to death, the undercover Duke of Vienna turns to bed tricks and head tricks to see justice done.
With this wickedly dark exploration of gender and justice, Joe Hill-Gibbins follows his hit Young Vic production of The Changeling.
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm
(except 28 Oct)
Running time: 1 hour, 55 mins (no interval)
Flashing light effects are used in this performance.
Tickets: £10, £19.50, £27.50, £35
Previews: (2 - 7 Oct) £10, £19.50
A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.
A note for teachers
At the Young Vic we offer a number of school group bookings for every performance rather than dedicated schools performances. Due to extraordinary demand, school group bookings are no longer available for Measure for Measure. For more information, please ring our Welcome Team on 02079222922.
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Mark Lawson on why Measure for Measure is more relevant than ever - The Guardian
Joe Hill-Gibbins and Romola Garai talk to BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking NB: Coverage begins at 28:58
Joe Hill-Gibbins talks to The Independent on Sunday about the appeal of Measure for Measure
Guardian webchat: Romola Garai discusses Measure for Measure, motherhood and misogyny on TV
'I'm a ticking grenade of gender anger' - Romola Garai talks to ES Magazine
Announcement: Measure for Measure at the Young Vic - Romola Garai leads cast in Shakespeare's play - Evening Standard
Direction Joe Hill-Gibbins
Dramaturg Zoë Svendsen
Design Miriam Buether
Costumes Nicky Gillibrand
Video Chris Kondek
Light James Farncombe
Sound Paul Arditti
Movement Imogen Knight
Audio described performance
31 Oct 2.30pm
5 Nov 7.30pm