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Measure for Measure
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Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
Direction Joe Hill-Gibbins

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm  (except 28 Oct) 

Main House

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.   

★★★★ “There are no half measures in Joe Hill-Gibbins’ radical version… an astonishing Romola Garai” The Guardian

★★★★ “The most scabrously funny take I've seen on Shakespeare's profound comedy... Romola Garai in wonderfully impassioned form"  Independent

★★★★ "Joe Hill-Gibbins is the perfect director to tackle Measure for Measure… side-splittingly funny… Romola Garai shines” Time Out

★★★★ “A bold, wildly unorthodox staging with an audacious aesthetic” Financial Times

★★★★ “Joe Hill-Gibbins is a madcap arch provocateur”  Sunday Times 

★★★★ “A fast and furious staging – elusive, slippery and unshiftingly dark”  The Observer 

★★★★ “Electrifying… riveting theatre”  Metro 

★★★★ "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." Evening Standard 

"A characteristically take-no-prisoners production from a directorial iconoclast" New York Times

Click here to see what audiences are saying about the show so far.

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 

With  Hammed Animashaun, Tom Edden, Romola Garai, Ivanno Jeremiah, John Mackay, Sarah Malin, Paul Ready, Natalie Simpson, Raphael Sowole, Zubin Varla, Cath Whitefield, Matthew Wynn

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  

With

Hammed Animashaun, Tom Edden, Romola Garai, Ivanno Jeremiah, John Mackay, Sarah Malin, Paul Ready, Natalie Simpson, Raphael Sowole, Zubin Varla, Cath Whitefield, Matthew Wynn

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